I am glad to hear that we're all mostly doing well.
I really haven't had any problems with my bag and dating. I just don't make it a big deal, and so nobody else does either. The woman I'm with, who I hope to marry in a few years, doesn't mind at all. In fact, she thinks it's funny a lot of times.
I know that my bag is always there, but it just has so little to do with ME, that I don't even worry about it. I figure, I never got a girl with my sexy stomach (or lack there of) before, so a bag really won't matter all that much.
I think to some extent, we are lucky to date women, as they're typically more understanding of things like this. It also makes us more empathetic to other peoples' ailments. Anyhow, it's all good, and that's my point. At least we're all still kicking. Don't get me wrong, there are days when I hate it, and I get irritated by different things about it, but for the most part, I'm glad to have my bag. That's all for today I suppose!