Is timing a big deal for guys and dating

Dear Relationship Coach- "We met online and seemed to hit it off right from the start.After he answered my ad, we went on our first date, and it was fabulous.

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Meeting the love of your life -- first, second, third or more -- is a memorable and important day for most of us.

I look back on the day I met my husband Peter and feel two things most of all -- grateful and lucky.

He called me the next day and we talked for three hours. " (Confused Female) Many single women write to me expressing confusion, uncertainty and frustration regarding the whole dating scene.

On our second date, we spent the whole day together. I wasn't sure of how to handle the situation, so I waited until a day later and left a voice message for him, saying hi. Their stories are often (like the one above), filled with tales of broken dates, unanswered emails and/or phone calls and guys just disappearing for no apparent reason.

I do want to be in a relationship, with the right person, and I do want to be married again.

However, I am not going to jump into something so quickly that I am blindsided. Dear Leah, Yeah, it’s a drag when a guy says he really likes you and makes a supreme effort to see you.

It’s just having fun with someone, getting to know him, and see where things go.

(I believe it’s called dating.) There were a few men in the past several months that I liked.

That's not to say men don't give this decision a lot of thought, and it doesn't mean that just anyone could come along and fill the spot. He gave up watching girls in thong bikinis roller-blading by every weekend for pride of home-ownership. Because with his 14 hour workdays and graduate school two nights a week, who the heck was going to take care of the dog? And I didn't want to lose him, so I was ready, too. And now, after being with him for 25 years, married for 23, I can say it was "beshert." And really good timing.

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