-JKMPicture this: you’re lying in bed with your partner, wearing nothing but a nursing bra in case your nipples start to leak. You have—maybe earlier that day, maybe yesterday—decided that today, right now, you are going to have sex.
And, there’s a very real part of you that is absolutely terrified.
Single Mom Souvenir: "My ex-wife says so" leaves you disgusted with the notion of dating another divorced parent, which is totally hypocritical, but you don't care.
You've got your own ex and kids to deal with, who needs more? The Younger Man You can swear you hear angels singing when you finally meet this cutie.
Behind the seductive veneer, he houses a huge secret that can easily go undetected by single moms new to the dating scene: He only wears flip-flops.
A dozen identical pairs are lined up by the front door of his "minimalist" bachelor pad.
When he walks into a restaurant, employees bend over backwards to cater to his every whim (and yours! On the downside, he will expect you to look good 24/7 with zero tolerance for carb binges during certain times of the month (good thing you ditched those period panties).
At per hour minimum, a dude has to be sitter-worthy at this point.
He probably majored in Physical Education, and he gets by doing small-scale art projects for local coffeehouses.
Meaningless and erroneous conversations about books and architecture enjoyed while he strums his guitar leave you swooning.
Finally, you give in and before you know it, day by day turns into month by month, and you start to seriously consider getting married again.
Single Mom Souvenir: A renewed sense of hope that maybe this relationship thing can really work out for some people.