Unlike the heartbreak-hill ethos of dating when in my youth and even middle age, there has been no drama. Only immediate course correction.
Starting this Sunday, I will attend the earlier church service. No chance of running into him. On the iPhone, I blocked his number. I will hold off a few months before participating in community activities again in which we were both active.
Disappointed? A little bit. But since time is not on my side any more, I will make it my business to get over that quickly. That's the nice side effect of being in our 60s, 70s and 80s when dating. We don't indulge the emotions. That frees us up to take new kinds of risks in searching for love.