Con You achieve something concrete by staying home to do the laundry.
And your clothes stay cleaner when you're not out spilling cheap table wine on them. Con Inciting that jealousy may require some creative lying about your dates.
I went through all that — for decades, in fact, a period during which I met men I liked and men I didn't.
Pro You confirm your attractiveness to the opposite sex. Pro You get to experience new places, activities and foods you never would have discovered on your own. Pro You learn what you like in other people — and what you might like to change in yourself.
Con You confirm your suspicions of the opposite sex. Con Observing how strangers respond to you can be, uh, eye-opening.
I hope you'll have fun reading my yeas and nays below — and that you'll conclude, as I eventually did, there's no compelling reason not to start dating again.
Pro You can try out behavior you can't get away with at work, in the grocery store or hanging out with friends. Pro Dating lets you wear clothes a tad spiffier than those sweat pants you do the laundry in.
As for scenarios 1 and 3, though, I would worry: Walking and holding hands are my idea of heaven.