I lost my husband of 21 years in Dec. 2005. I miss the warm contact, hugs, kisses, not necessarily the sex. There is a man that I have known for the past 10 years that I think likes me. He always goes out of his way to say "hi" and chat a few minutes. He asked me to a picnic saying I need to get out of the house and I went and enjoyed myself. He was a gentleman. His friends and relatives on the other hand were raw but funny. Bikers! He has never made a pass at me. He'll hug me if I ask and I ask a lot of people for hugs. I love hugs. But, I need warmer hugs and kisses and am not sure if he wants our friendship to go that far. I know I am not ready for sex. I have too many issues with myself, such as my weight. Nights are lonely and no one calls to ask me to do anything with them. Should I let him know I am wanting this and how? Am I ready to date--no, I don't think so--too soon. But I sure do miss the closeness of someone that cares for me.
Sad and alone