Dating while single and pregnant
You’re now pregnant with a third child, sired by a man you’re no longer dating (who will co-parent).You may be the greatest catch on earth, but who, exactly, is looking to partner up with a woman who is going to be the mother of an infant — a breast-feeding, up-all-night, suck-up-all-the energy, dictate when-you-can-and-can’t-go-out infant? It’s a simple question: who’s your target audience?I’m 44 and 2 months into the pregnancy and so far, everything is smooth sailing.I don’t want to put off looking for my life partner for two years while I’m pregnant and have an infant.If you're single, going on dates with new people, perhaps who you've met online, is likely to be a normal part of your social life.
I’m okay with being alone for the moment, but two more years is a long time to be alone. You’ve decided to keep the child and co-parent, and you’re confident that, as an economically self-reliant woman, the new baby won’t interfere with that. You’ve been a parent longer than I have, so it’s not my job to remind you that being a working single mother with a new baby is just about the hardest job there is on the entire planet.Of course, I realize that my pool of interested bachelors may be limited or different than it was before.I consider myself to be an all-around great catch, but I am sure this will narrow down my options for a while.(London, 30 July, 2015) - The majority of single pregnant women are refusing to let their impending arrival and societal stigma stand in the way of finding a new partner, according to research conducted by Baby Centre.
61% are either already dating (13%) or keen to do so (48%), despite the fact that the vast majority (86%) feel they will be judged for dating while expecting.
Declare your love before you’ve ever met in person? Someone may have pulled it off, but there’s a reason you don’t hear many marital success stories that begin this way.