Single moms: Wait till you read what Lou had to say! You guys, I did something sneaky this weekend. I went out with a girlfriend in Montclair, NJ, to a fun single moms dating called Just Jakes.
It was lovely being out sans Jack, having a cold beer at the bar, surrounded by other adults enjoying drinks, conversation, and music. The crowd was a mix of college guys and young professionals. It was fun to flirt and let guys buy me drinks. And when the topic of my work came up, I told a small group of guys that I was working on an interesting article that required me to tap real-life guys for their opinions on dating single moms.
I was just Chrissy, 33, and a writer. It was a little deceiving, sure, but I thought telling the guys I was a single mom would influence their answers—and I wanted raw thoughts. It’s not the ideal situation for me. It seems like baggage and I wouldn’t want to be involved in any baby-daddy drama. My mom was a single mom most of my childhood, so I have tons of respect for single mothers. I would absolutely go on a date with a single mom and see where it could lead.
I don’t have kids, but I want kids, so if she already has one or two, it would be a bonus. I would just be really cautious about getting close to the kid, because if it didn’t work out, I’d feel bad if the kid got attached, then hurt. It’s not about her being a mom. If I’m attracted to her and we have stuff in common, I’d date her.