Like it or not, dating a single parent is a big deal, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad deal.
So, just what is it about dating a single mom that is sooooo piss in your pants scary? We’re just ordinary people, who happen to have reproduced in the past.
I feel like I need to be more responsible with you.
I think I should take things slowly with you.” Notice his response had very little to do with me as a person, but a lot to do with my status as a parent.
No one can forget the iconic Jerry Maguire quotes, “You had me at hello” and “You complete me.” Barf. These quotes rank up there in Cheesyville with, “You are the wind beneath my wings” and “Life is like a box of chocolates.
What I found interesting about his response is that the very first thing out of his mouth was, “Kat, I’ve never dated a single mother before.
First of all, the word “pootie” is just plain funny, and as I have shared in earlier blog entries, my humor is a touch elementary.
The second reason I adore this quote is because I think it rings true in terms of the common perception of dating single parents.
We don’t turn into gremlins if you feed us after midnight. Last summer, my dear gal pal, Carrie, and I were having this very debate. Single moms don’t have the time or energy to waste playing games.
Carrie is married, but she agreed to probe her husband’s single friends regarding their thoughts on dating single moms. If we like you, you’ll know it; if we don’t, you’ll know that, too.
It’s not that I don’t like Jerry Maguire, Beaches, or Forrest Gump. It’s just that I’m attracted to a different sort of quote, the type of quote that someone would actually say in real life - NOT the nausea-inducing popular ones quoted above.