Friday, 24 August 2012
I have two children, ages six and four. I got married when I was 18, my husband and I split up almost 2 years ago. I met someone right away, and was in a relationship with him until a few months ago, on and off. It was a very dysfunctional relationship to say the least, and I’m sure I chose him because I was at such a rocky time in my own life, maybe I didn’t feel worthy of a healthy relationship.
Now that I’ve moved on from him, I’ve been testing the waters with new guys, and it’s just so new to me. I almost feel as if I have zero dating experience. Since leaving my husband, I lost all my “mom weight” and I’ve always taken care of my appearance, plus I’m very social and friendly. Honestly, guys ask me out pretty often. I feel so out of place in the whole realm of dating because I’m a mom.
Men are always surprised to find out I have kids. The thing is, they won’t ever come out and say that it’s an issue for them. I guess they think it would be rude, or like it isn’t that big of a deal.
It is a big deal! I am 23-years-old, and the guys are usually not much older.