"My daughter will be 18 months and I'm still not ready," says Leslie N.
"I have yet to meet a real man that I could date, because most I have met are not willing to take care of another man's children." And Jean C., a mom of three children (ages 11, 14, and 18), who's been divorced for two years, echos, "I wonder all the time if I am ready for dating.
Or is it possible to find the energy to date when kids rule the night shift as well because there's no "B team"/partner to offer a break from parenting duties that are 24/7? While dating is not easy, "it can be done," assures Stacy D.
Let's be real, how do you put your sexy on after a day when "let's snuggle" means cuddling a toddler to nap?
J., and many moms share her hesitancy about jumping back into the dating game.
Because it seems like there is never a spare moment," she adds, voicing the collective lament of many single moms who say that after working all day and caring for the kids alone, they find themselves in a state of exhaustion — not exactly in the mood to go out and find romance.
Consider these ideas from Circle of Moms members who have put themselves out there in the hopes of finding love again.
But I do feel that I need to try to find someone that can treat me like a lady and do things with me.
Whats the difference of exclusively dating/seeing each other and actually being girlfriend/boyfriend?
Does exclusively dating leave a gap to sleep with someone else without feeling guilty, because "oh its not like he/she is actually my bf/gf?