You’re a mum, yes, but you’re also a woman who wants to flirt and enjoy a nice glass of wine in some adult company.
I think it’s important to make clear to the person you are dating that you aren’t looking for any help with parenting.
Which leads on to…It’s so easy to fall into the trap of believing you have to explain how you came to be a single parent.
I’m happy to confirm that my son has positively transformed my life in so many ways, he’s the most wonderful and perfectly-timed gift I could have wished for.
Plus, having a child helps you put things in perspective; I’m ten times more confident and capable now.
But regular singletons don’t instantly picture a future where they’ve settled down and had four kids, so neither should your date.
Someone recently broke up with me because they just “couldn’t get their head around being a dad”. He just went all Mystic Meg and couldn’t handle it.
Believe it or not, it is possible to be content in a family of two.