Single mom dating a man with no children
Texting is an easy way to communicate a quick hello or an “I’m running late,” but face it, dating as a single mom is different than dating as a single woman.
You likely can’t drop everything for a date, or sleepover mid-week, so this means you really need to keep the communication flowing to compensate for the lack of face time.
While our coupled friends are planning to run a marathon together, I’m still trying to find a babysitter for our date next week. But I have a guard up to protect not one, but two people.
We don’t even have the freedom to make love, cuddle, and sleep next to each other whenever we so desire. If I get hurt, I don’t function well, and that affects my parenting, which in turn affects my child, and all I want to do is protect my child. I’ve acquired a lot of strength and resilience in life, but it doesn’t mean that my vulnerability to love has waned.
Sometimes I feel pangs of jealousy when I see conventional families with a mother and a father. I want to be with someone who makes me feel alive and makes my time worthwhile. It means that we have to make our time together a priority. I do not have the luxury of dropping what I’m doing and heading out.
It must be nice to share these experiences with the one other person who contributed in making your child. Even if I have a village of wonderful people to help me, I am the only person that can be the I invest everything in my child and, at the end of the day, I’ve run out of gas. I have to get a babysitter and schedule how long I can be out and when I need to return. But do you know how happy I am when I get that alone time with you? To me, it’s like a romantic getaway, a mini-vacation.
(The baby is with grandma and you’re getting a break from the single mommy routine!
Yep, single moms have every right to let their hair down and have a good time.
Whether or not you planned to be a father, there may also be a kid who falls in love with you, too.