Okay, so most people my age have gotten past all of the awkwardness, but I'm a rare exception. I am almost 32, with no prior dating experience. What do you think my chances are if I go out on the dating scene, with all of the awkwardness of an early teenager? -_- More importantly, how the heck should I BEGIN? How does someone my age even get experience in that department? lol (I'm guessing, the same way everyone else does...but with far more embarrassment.)
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You find a nice sweet girl? Easy right? Haha. Just kidding.
I'd concentrate on what you do bring to the table. You seem smart (you can capitalize and punctuate things correctly). Women are just people, and I'm sure you've done plenty of talking to people in your 32 years. So you should have the essentials of communication down. What are your other strengths? It's simple enough to learn tricks by reading up on stuff. Then just practice.
Probably the biggest obstacle (especially judging from the complaints on this site) is indicating to a girl that you are a romantic possibility not just a friend.
Some easy romantic tricks that work on me (I'm in late 20s):
Gently ushering a girl through a door or crowded area by putting a hand on her back
Leaning in close to whisper
Complimenting something she is wearing (works especially good if it's a ring or bracelet and you use it as an excuse to touch/take her hand)
Remembering a detail from a past conversation and bringing it up later.
Playful/teasing text messages
Those are all things that wouldn't come off as creepy (in my opinion) in the initial stages, but would build tension and get me wondering about the guy in a romantic way.