I've been through a bad divorce and then a bad relationship after the divorce was final. Ever since then, I've had this fear trying to date anyone I'm interested in and try to steer clear of it all. Out of the 3 years of being single, I did go out with a friend of mine from the university I go to and told her how I felt about her afterwards. She told me it was good but I felt so ashamed to even look at her after I told her. After that night, I honestly ran away and never contacted her. I am a single father with sole custody of my son and it's always just me and him and that's another reason I stayed away from dating.