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What Are Your Thoughts on Dating?

By February 17, 2014

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Do you feel a lot of pressure as a single parent to date? Are you tired of putting yourself "out there," only to be disappointed? You're not alone.

A man and a woman on a date

In fact, it seems that more and more single parents are putting their own social lives completely on hold (at least temporarily). For some, this is an intentional, thoughtful decision. For others, the choice comes from a place of frustration.

But what if you viewed dating -- and growing your social life, in general -- as part of your intentional self-care? Just the act of getting out once in a while and spending time with friends -- men and women, alike -- can be rejuvenating, whether it leads to a relationship or not.

So try not to caught up in the idea that dating has to be an "all or nothing" experience. It's a social experience. A chance to learn and grow and become even more confident in the person you're becoming.

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Comments
February 18, 2014 at 12:02 pm
(1) Jeff says:

I was married 7 years…together for almost 15.
I’ve been divorced a little over 2 years. I still have not had a date.
I learned that I don’t have any single friends…and at 40, it’s a bit tough to make friends….let along find a date.

I’ve tried bars, meetup groups, etc…. I’m at a loss.

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