While I hate to hear that you have shared in the dating horror stories, I am so pleased to hear of your growth and increased self-confidence! That makes my heart happy!
Like you, I expected it to be bad out there, but even I have been shocked at the number of debacles I seem to encounter.
And, yes, better to be single or dating casually than feeling stuck in a less-than relationship.
I’m so glad you responded and extend my best wishes to you as well, Kerry!