And if it's great - you'll have someone to celebrate with. There will be plenty of time for such discussions if you continue dating, but a first meeting should be light and breezy. Don't pressure yourself into deciding if this is the person you want to grow old with -- remember, its just coffee!
Since I felt fairly strongly that the person got to give the kid her name, and David felt pretty strongly that his kids were going to have his damn name… So, we were considering hyphenating our names when we got married. And we were really busy, and we were really stressed, and we had a million things to think about and we just couldn’t devote the emotional time to the subject that we felt it required, so we finally just looked at each other and shrugged. When I tell people that I wanted David to take my name, they always, without fail, laugh like I’m making a hilarious joke. Whether you're bouncing back after a divorce, or recovering from the death of your life partner, returning to the dating scene is never easy.Moreover, if you do want to start dating again, you won't have to look far to find companionship!According to the online dating company, Match.com, baby boomers are its fastest-growing group of members."Many people make the mistake of putting out a generic profile that will attract a lot of people.But if you do that, you're going to attract a lot of people who aren't a good fit, and that can be exhausting - and demoralizing." Instead, says Rosenfeld, when you are creating your online profile, "Avoid generic likes and dislikes, like walking on the beach," he says.fter a huge number of increasingly frantic emails, we’re going to take on the topic of name changing. ) But this is what I really mean – you don’t need to change your name now if you are not ready. The specific question that I get asked over and over is this: how do you decide what choice to make when it comes to changing your name? An increasingly common corollary is this: my husband really really wants me to change my name, and it makes me cry when I think about changing it, and what should I do? Within wedding circles, name changing is talked about as a very binary game: you either change your name or you don’t, whether you change your name or not says something very specific about what kind of a woman you are, and you either change your name now or forever hold your peace. To talk about this, I’m going to tell a small piece of my story. And that was also not on the table, which was good for us in a way, because it was very even. Once you've made a connection -- either online, through friends, or by striking up a conversation with someone in the grocery store -- and you've arranged to get together, there are some important things to remember. If you have made a connection online and know nothing about your date, you may want to be extra cautious by letting a friend know where you will be meeting and at what time. If you don't seem to be hitting it off, it's easier for both parties when there's a quick escape route!Moreover, to help ease the anxiety of a first-time date, Rosenfeld suggests you "sandwich" the meeting between two other activities you really like.