26F and have never dated - should I just ‘have fun’ now?

I grew up in a religious household with a very strict mum. She brainwashed me with the whole abstinence rubbish... Now I'm 26 and don't live in an area with people of my religion, plus I don't feel religious anyway. I'm anxious about starting dating because I have no experience and feel it's a... show more I grew up in a religious household with a very strict mum. She brainwashed me with the whole abstinence rubbish... Now I'm 26 and don't live in an area with people of my religion, plus I don't feel religious anyway. I'm anxious about starting dating because I have no experience and feel it's a bit late. When I was in my early 20s, guys used to check me out when out and about. Nowadays that rarely happens. I don't want to die alone, but fear my time is running out. My friendship circle is quite small so I can't meet anyone that way. Should I just have casual sex now as it’s too late to get a boyfriend?
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