I've been divorced for over thirteen years(I married young) after being married for three years. After the divorce, I got full custody of our three kids. I spent all these years concentrating on raising my kids and working, that I never had time for a girlfriend. I did have one girlfriend, but she turned out to be mentally unstable and was abusive in every way possible. Now I have quit my job that I held for seventeen years and am going to school full time to do what I want to do in a career. My kids are all teenagers and are in highschool and are capable of taking care of themselves prettymuch. After all these years of taking care of my kids and working, I would like to find a girlfriend. I've tried different approaches to this, but have had no luck.I'm tall and reasonably attractive and have finished my first full year of college toward a four year degree. Its hard to get back in to the dating scene after being out of it for so long. I'm looking for any tips or suggestions that anyone may have to point me in the right direction.
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You won't have to "get" the right girl to date you even though you have kids. When I started dating again after my divorce, I preferred dating single dads because they were more understanding of MY situation and time constraints as a single mom. And for me, the more often they had their kids, the more I was interested in them. I mean, having 2 people with full custody of their kids try to find time to date is extremely difficult, but it was what that told me about his character that I was interested in.
What kind of girls are you going after? Early 20-somethings on the college campus? Single moms will be more understanding and accepting of your kids. Also - do you want more kids? It's a lot harder to find a woman who is okay with the idea of not having kids in the future if she doesn't already have any.
I feel like I'm make a hard sale on single moms. But it's just been my personal experience and what I've seen from my friends and people around me that single parents dating each other works out best.1
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