12. Give up on your fears of getting hurt by another man. When you're single and dating, you could feel bad if a man doesn't call or doesn't even show up for a date. The first time it happened to me, I felt devastated. I was so confused and didn't know if I should be concerned or just plain mad. I thought maybe he was in a car crash or needed me by his side while he was in a coma.
I saw his active profile on match.com a few days later, and he had a some great excuses: being at a Mormon college (where there was no internet service), and having both his phone and computer stolen. I have to say, he did get points for creativity. Dating will definitely toughen you up and get you used to some man behaviors.
13. Give up the past. The past is for learning about who you are; you don't need to bring your past relationships on your dates. Please don't project all of the bad qualities in your last relationship onto this guy. You barely know him. Move away from your divorce.
14. Give up attachment. Just because you're going on a date with this man, doesn't mean your children are going to have his unattached earlobes. This is only just that — a date. Why You Should Google Your New Guy
15. Give up living your life to meet other people's expectations. Don't lose yourself because a man expects you to be at his every beckoncing call. If you have your favorite zumba class on Friday night, and that's the guy's usual "date night," you shouldn't have to arrange your schedule to fit his. You happen to be available "most" Saturdays, unless he waits until Saturday night to ask you out.
Giving up these things will help give you your Goddess life back. Learn to be happy and single!