Welcome to our forum.
You may find our Dating & Friendships subforum
to be somewhat useful, check it out. It sounds like you've put a lot of thought and study with this before moving on to the next step.
There are a lot of good/interesting threads here, so have a look around, and post if you have any thoughts or questions to share. It's good to have you aboard, and not too far away either!
Hope you enjoy your stay on our site.