Single young moms dating
Not to mention that in the rare and precious moments I do have to myself, it feels like a major risk to spend that time with someone I might never see again rather than catching up with friends, reading, zoning out to Netflix, or, you know, sleeping.
The men I’d normally take an interest in are often just starting their careers, still in undergrad, or staying out until 3AM every chance they get—whereas I’m living the opposite lifestyle, and as a party of two, not one. In spite of this barrage of challenges, I still have hope.
But lately I've been seeing a man who is 32 to my 37. The most obvious example being the rich, old/ugly guy with the beautiful/young, dim woman.
The net sum is a lopsided couple that makes sense in the judging eyes of the public.
But in a less exaggerated scenario, we find someone whose math adds up to a similar sum of our own. And in dating him I appreciate how far I have come to embrace who I am and what I need in a man.
In the first of Sophie Gillard’s series of blogs she writes about the realities of single parenthood and getting back into the ‘dating scene’. Here he tells the story of how Gingerbread's forums helped him find love again.
Dating as a single mom is a different adventure altogether!
Bit of background: All the men I’ve been involved with in my life were my age or older (in one case, way, way older but I’ll elaborate on that in another post). What is significant about this trend is that a) younger men historically have not been interested in older women — especially moms. He’s great, makes me laugh, we have similar careers and education and the conversation is very easy and uncomplicated. The first one was a super-buff 24 year-old whose profile said he speaks English and Hebrew, works in finance and photos showcased him hanging with a dolphin and jamming at karaoke with his bros.