Con: Talking with someone via email is WAY different than face-to-face.
Simply experiencing what it’s like to be around someone often gives you a much better sense of who that person is.
At least there you’re developing your social skills.
As for scenarios 1 and 3, though, I would worry: Walking and holding hands are my idea of heaven.
Pro You have someone new to invite to family gatherings. Pro Your grown children will stop bugging you to "get out there and find someone." Con Your grown children will start bugging you about something else — most likely something that involves your faulty parenting from ages ago.
So you just started dating, or you're about to post a profile for the second — or umpteenth — time.
You haven't yet met your soul mate yet, but you still think dating is fun. At other times the venture seems so mind-boggling you want to hang up your dating pumps for good.
I went through all that — for decades, in fact, a period during which I met men I liked and men I didn't.