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Dear Abby: Head-over-heels romantics should come back to Earth

Dear Abby: I have been single for a couple of years. I have always been levelheaded when it comes to romance, but I’m finding myself unable to control my feelings about the new man I’m seeing.

“Brent” is smart, intelligent, sweet and loving. We have been dating for a little over a week and he has already given me keys to his place.

Love at first sight is rare, but I think this is it. Your thoughts?

– Wowed In North Carolina

Dear Wowed: I’m glad for your parents, but because they married six weeks after they met does not mean you must repeat history. Right now, you and Brent appear to be caught up in a whirl of endorphins and adrenaline. Because you asked for my thoughts I’ll share them: Slow down until both of you have your feet back on the ground because that is how solid relationships are built.

Man, 62, wants a wife

Dear Abby: I’m a 62-year-old male. I have never been married, and when I go on dates, women always want to know why I’m single.

The reasons are financial and also that I’m allergic to cats. I have never made much money, and I live with my mother. I’d like to be married, but this has become a catch-22. No one wants to marry me because I have never been married.

Searching For A Mate In San Diego

Dear Searching: If you lie about the fact that you’re a lifelong bachelor, at some point the truth will come out and your credibility will be shot. That’s why I’m advising you to tell the truth.

Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips.