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The Pros and Cons of Dating

There's no compelling reason not to start dating again

Pro
Your grown children will stop bugging you to "get out there and find someone."

Con
Your grown children will start bugging you about something else — most likely something that involves your faulty parenting from ages ago.

Pro
You'll have someone other than your buddies to laugh with late at night.

Con
A late night can be hellish when your date has no sense of humor.

Pro
You confirm your attractiveness to the opposite sex.

Con
You confirm your suspicions of the opposite sex.

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Dating beats staying home.

Con
Theoretically.

Pro
You get to experience new places, activities and foods you never would have discovered on your own.

Con
There is no con to this!

Pro
You learn what you like in other people — and what you might like to change in yourself.

Con
Observing how strangers respond to you can be, uh, eye-opening.

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If you find that "special someone," you'll never have to date again.

Con
New life partners come with baggage — but that's a story for another time!

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