Dating website for single parents

As his kids were grown up, he didn’t suggest we have our first date at a soft play area or express his disdain for solo parents.Gradually I introduced him to Josh, and I also felt like I could trust him with my post-baby body.But I soon got the wind knocked out of my sails when I opened up to friends and family about my newfound love life.Their negativity was surprising and quite upsetting at times. One friend suggested I should just focus on being by myself, while a particularly charming family member questioned why being a mother wasn’t ‘enough for me’.

Aside from the obvious safety issues, nobody expects child-free, single women to be happy with dates in their own living room, so why should I settle for that?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.But I seriously doubt any single dads ever receive the same type of criticism.I learned to keep quiet about my dating adventures and largely ignored the so-called ‘advice’, but I soon realised that meeting new men isn’t quite the wall-to-wall fun I’d imagined.And, of course, the only way to find guys if you’re at home every night while your child is asleep is online dating.

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