I've had a number of contacts in the five weeks that I've been a member on the Plenty of Fish dating site. Many never went far for various reasons. I prefer to focus on one person at a time. So I've been out of circulation during much of that time. At this point there have only been two women that I've focused on.
I recently ended communication with the second. This was the first contact I've met face to face.
We knew each other for one month, although we had only four dates. Long story short... I got dumped.
A number of years ago I learned the hard way that when someone expresses doubts about a relationship, it's best to simply accept it, say goodbye and move on. Although there might be an instinct to try and salvage things, that can have bad results down the road.
One thing I know... I do not want to be in a relationship where the other person isn't certain they want to be there.
I'll admit that I've made a number of good-sized mistakes in my dating experiences so far. But I am determined... I will get better at this. I've been dumped twice now in a little over a month. And I haven't died. It actually makes one feel rather alive. And it sure beats what I've been doing.
So I'll leave you with the immortal words of John Mellencamp: