I’ve officially reached that stage in life where everyone is getting engaged. To non-engaged but taken people, this means the pressure is on for the relationship… and for my singles, this means the pressure is on to find their soulmate. But to me, this means I get to wear those heels that I bought forever ago and never wore.
I do not feel pressured and my kids play a big part in that. Dating as a single parent is different. You take longer to open up to someone and you judge them extremely hard for the simple fact that you’re not only dating for yourself, you’re dating for your kids. Whoever you choose to bring into your life has to be right for them as well.
It kills me when I watch other single mothers date and their child meets every man they date/sleep with. These men build relationships with their children and then he’s stripped from their lives when they realize he’s not the one. If the introduction happens early into the relationship, he should be known as a friend and nothing more until you know the relationship is solid. I don’t think the kids should NOT see him spending the night as well.
Some people ask “am I lonely”… how could I be? I have two boys in my face every minute of the day and two cuddle buddies at night. I’m a full-time working mom. I hardly have any time to get “lonely”. I have best friends for date nights and a mom who still spoils me with gifts.
Honestly, I LOVE BEING SINGLE although I have been actively dating. I’m not looking for anything serious but I do give the guy a chance to change my mind.
I am excited for all of my friends that have found their soulmate and they’re about to take the next step in their relationship. I can’t wait for all of the open bars and endless nights of dancing that are in my future. Congrats to you!