I am a single parent raising two wonderful teenage daughters(and I'm not just saying that because their mine:). Now that they are older, I actually have some free time on my hands and want to get out a enjoy life. I'm an avid reader, mostly fiction but will read almost anything. One day I aspire to write a novel. I like going to concerts (R&B, Jazz, Blues and even some Rap), plays, I like basketball (I'm really trying to like the Warriors:) and love football(Go Raiders!). I've had some very challenging and interesting life experiences and I wouldn't undo any of them because I feel they have made me who I am today and I'm pretty darn happy with the woman I am.
First dates are always so nerve-racking. I think there should be a pre-first date. This could be meeting somewhere for drinks. We would some time getting to know each other, and then, if there is intrest/attraction, you can plan the "real" first date. This way you've gotten the nerves out of your system and can enjoy the first date.