Single moms' dating choices have bubbled up in the news recently as singer Ciara's relationship with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is called into question by her son's father, rapper Future, and Internet hecklers.We wanted to hear what other single moms' experiences with dating were like.
When my daughter turned three, it just so happened that neither one of us had anyone. I got kind of focused on myself and my family, my two children.
We got Tamika Stephens, 36, a kindergarten assistant, bartender, and doula raising a 7-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son; "A", 37, an actress, private chef, and mother to a 2-year-old son; and contributing writer, case manager, and doula Barbara Verneus, 34, and mother of a 19-month-old daughter on the phone to have some real talk on the difficulties of dating as a single mom.
What follows is an edited down version of the two-hour conversation these ladies had.
I’m tired of guys treating me like I should be grateful if they even stick around for five minutes. Do I need to be a nun in order to find someone who can actually see a relationship with me?
Even if I really take my time getting to know someone before we become intimate… Don’t hear from him for days, I assume it’s over…then a text with, “hey are you home tonight? Is it unreasonable that I am hoping someone could take me seriously or see my worth?