I've been divorced for 12 years this coming July, and I haven't dated anyone for over 6 years. I'm just giddy. I've known him for a little over a year. Actually, I met him when he asked if I had any fish to sell. A mutual friend told him I raise fish. I was totally uninterested in the thought of ever getting involved with anyone ever again. Little conversations over all that time revealed we had an incredible amount of interests and views on life in common. He asked me out for Memorial Day and I chickened out. We kept up the conversations though and things are progressing. He's patient and thoughtful of others. And get this...communication about everything is important to him! Dang, if that didn't catch me off guard! He doesn't pry about my past. He says everyone has a past, and a past is a past, and that he's more concerned about my future. He said if there's anything I wanted to know about him to just ask. I did. He proceeded to tell me just about every detail (politely excluding most about his ex) over the course of 2 hours. I felt like I was giving a job interview. Hahaha. By the time he was done I was thinking 'Sold! I'll take 2!' Out of all the women in the world, why me? I don't know, but I'm not letting go of this one! Most of all he makes me feel beautiful, inside and out, and we laugh together a lot. I'm so pleased he's not one of those guys that tries to buy my affection either (although he did send me a beautiful Spring arrangement at work with a note saying he was thinking of me), he's more interested in spending time doing things with me. I so lucked out! He even grew up on a farm and was impressed that I had chickens. I'm so happy I could just scream! I understand most people could really care less. I'm writing this because.........I want to tell the world! For all you out there that have given up because there's no way there's anyone left out there worth bothering with........be patient. It might be worth waiting for the right one instead of taking what ever comes along just so you don't have to be alone.