Dating divorced single dad
I ended up swiping right on a handful of guys (signaling to them that I was interested), and most of them were matches. He had a good job, was kind of a foodie, and really into sports. The next guy, “Mike,” was pretty cute, a single dad, divorced, and also a few years older than me.I knew that the dating pool was small where I live, but I was still surprised that so many guys were interested in dating a single mom. We chatted for a while but it was taking him forever to ask me out. He had a good job, too, but what really impressed me was that he was a very accomplished athlete.My mom began studying for her Bachelor’s degree when I was 2 so I spent most of my free time watching WWF and eating Doritos with my Dad for nearly a decade.There are a lot of “Daddy’s Girls” out there, but I am not one of them.I was dying to see who was using it in the small southern town I live in now. But then I got some messages from guys I would actually consider dating.If nothing else, it would just be funny to see if there was anyone I knew. One guy, I’ll call him “Jim,” was attractive, a few years older than me, and had never been married before.
I never had to make the first move, so this was new, but I didn’t mind.
I wanted to get the really big deal breakers about myself out on the table so that I wouldn’t have to awkwardly or defensively say them out loud on a first date.
I also wanted to weed out the men who wouldn’t be cool with those things, and I wanted to demonstrate that I have a sense of humor.
It’s definitely easier now to just dive in, and because the stakes of a long-term relationship are higher, I’m less likely to stick around too long for a guy who isn’t right for me.
I grew up in a wonderful and loving home in Southern California.