Single mum dating
It might sound harsh to ditch someone because they’re happy simply cuddling on the sofa once a week, but as a single mum, my free time when I can actually leave the house is precious, and I certainly didn’t want to waste it watching telly with Tom.
I’ve been flying solo since my divorce a few years ago, not long after my son Josh*, now five, was born. I was in my early 30s, single for the first time in 10 years and, after the trauma of a failed marriage, was keen to go out, have some fun and meet new people.
If your scrolling through the Instagram of an ‘avid gym goer’ and find images of doughnuts instead of dumbbells, there’s a good chance he’s lying.
Alternatively get him to add you on Facebook, or you can always take the stealth route by tracking him down through mutual friends (Tinder handily tells you who your mutual friends are if you have any).
Your never going to keep up the pretence for long anyway.
And remember, not every date needs to lead to something.
So here are seven tips to help you survive dating as a single Mom...
Provided his profile isn’t a pesky private you will find yourself with an encyclopaedic knowledge of how often he sees his mother to how many jobs he's got through.
Just remember which information he has provided and which is social media harvested intel, and prepare an appropriate ‘I have just this second found that out about you’ face for when he does tell you! You have plucked, scrubbed, painted, shaved and plastered on the under eye concealer.
Trust me, it’s the only way to avoid the risk of contamination by jammy fingers, snotty noses and low flying felt tips.
Having said that, it’s imperative you time your transformation from knackered mum to sexy singleton precisely though. Now, this may sound difficult, but just relax and be yourself.
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You know, the things women are so unimaginatively accused of wanting more than men?