All I can remember from my own dating days is a hazy terror of trying to fill holes in conversation and occasionally wanting time to move at about 1,ooo times its normal speed. Oh, and a defined, heart-clenching sense of permanent and deep personal shame.  I suppose there are people in the world who enjoy dating, but for someone like me who will actually wake up some mornings briefly overcome with nervous anxiety, it’s not a stage of life that’s missed.

<3 Mike