Category: Dating As a Single Parent

Can Going Without Sex Become A “Bad Habit” After Divorce?

Posted on 11/16/16 by delaine
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I was standing beside a divorced soccer mom, watching our kids’ game, when she suddenly blurted: “Do you realize I haven’t had sex in over three years?” I turned to her, mouth open. “You’ve got to be joking.” She shook her head. “No… I’m afraid not.” “But how? Why? Look at you — you’re gorgeous…hot!  And […]

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Wallet Size: Does It Matter To You When You Date?

Posted on 10/26/16 by delaine
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I know the topic of this blog post is contentious and uncomfortable. Nonetheless, I’m fielding these questions anyway:  Does a man’s financial wealth or lack thereof influence your decision to date him or not? Or do you classify this as gold-digging, and find it shallow, offensive, and demeaning to the concept of true love? I decided to ask […]

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Remember: You Are NOT Your “Story”; Dating After Divorce

Posted on 10/25/16 by delaine
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My divorced girlfriend Marie was heading out on a date —  a fourth date, which was a super big deal to her. But as we spoke beforehand over the phone, she was practically in a tizzy: “I really do like this guy, Delaine. But the timing is completely horrid. My life is a a total mess and […]

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Are Child Predators Online Going After Single Moms?

Posted on 10/21/16 by delaine
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Archives: 2009 When I first started online dating after my divorce, it was my biggest fear: that a child predator would pretend to be interested in me so that he could go after my children.  And today, even though I’m way more comfortable with internet dating, AND, I’ve yet to introduced any man to my […]

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Screw Him! He Didn’t Want to Get Serious Because I Have Three Kids

Posted on 09/21/16 by delaine
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From the archives of I Am Divorced Not Dead: Originally published in 2010 I broke up with a man a few days ago – a single father of two children.   He’s the first man I’ve gone out with since divorcing that I contemplated getting serious with whatsoever.  But even though we got along brilliantly, even though he […]

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Watch Out! Dating A Separated or Newly-Divorced Man

Posted on 09/20/16 by delaine
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  He says his marriage is long over.  He says he’s ready to date again.  But would it be wise for you – a woman who is ultimately seeking a serious relationship – to throw caution to the wind and dive right in? I’d definitely say, “No way.” Getting involved with a separated man usually […]

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What If The New Boyfriend Wants to Have a Child of His Own?

Posted on 02/21/16 by delaine
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From the archives of I am Divorced Not Dead: Originally posted in 2009; fresh to divorce! While I was married, I gave birth to three kids in three years and I can honestly say their early years are a blur to me; life was CRAZY.  And since divorcing, I’ve sworn I wouldn’t have another child. “My […]

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