We are all living longer these days, and in many cases, aging a lot more gracefully.
Maybe it's time to reconsider widening your dating age parameters.
Don't force yourself to stay in a bad situation, or to say yes to a date that you know, without a doubt, can lead nowhere. Through Skype, Hangout, Yahoo Messenger, Face time etc., you can even manage long distance relationship and can enjoy your virtual dates.
I'm working at a day camp this summer with guess who? In my experience, friends appreciate hearing directly from friends rather than learning sensitive information from others.
I would like to go on a date with Jim but I don't want to upset my friend and I don't want other girls to get mad at me. I asked my mother and she said that I should write to you. There is, of course, no simple answer to your question about when and whether or not it is socially acceptable to date a friend's ex. If your friend and this young man broke up within the past week or so, then I would suggest that it is too soon to start dating her ex-boyfriend. Second, how close a friendship do you have with this young woman?
While it's important to give your date a fair shot, it's also important to NOT ignore glaring signs of incompatibility, misaligned value systems or rambunctious behaviors.
If you're uncomfortable around someone, pay attention to the red flags. Thanks to the technology, the world has become a smaller place.
If your jazz group has a review in the local paper, your date may be humming one of your tunes.