tired50, if you don't mind my chiming in here after I saw your post.... IF
you are really going to meet this person, then choose a public place like a food court in a mall or a Starbucks, any place where you are not alone. Do not give him your personal information, not your full name, or address, phone number or where you work. Also, if you do meet him, do not get into your car right after you say goodbye, but take a walk into a nearby store or down the street. This is all just so there's less possibility of being followed. I think we need to be very careful these days. Too many strange stories come up. Too many naive people who trust a stranger who is being kind and helpful. Ask yourself 'why' this younger person wants to have you as a friend. He may see you as vulnerable. (And I may be wrong about
his motives but it's better to be cautious.) Otherwise, try joining different kinds of groups to meet people on different territory: volunteer at a humane society, hospital, school, church, library, ... some kind of organization in your area. Sign up for a class, any kind of class. There are lots of ways to meet other people. And, of course, there are the nice folks here at HealingWell.
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