It is no doubt overwhelming, and certainly something you can’t do on your own.Single moms need friendship, long for meaningful companionship, and can easily be frustrated and impatient with not having someone to share the responsibilities.Chrissy, the author, with her single mom friends, Jenn and Nat.I once dated an older, dapper, so-sexy man who owned a place about 40 minutes away from me in New Jersey. There's nothing date-worthy about my town—there's one decent bar and a brick-oven pizza place. In the beginning, I didn't mind taking my son for an overnight with Grandma here and there to drive to my beau's for a date.
Too often a single mom is so desperate to have a man in her life that the relationship moves way too quickly.He lived in a pretty cool area with no shortage of restaurants, bars, cafes, eclectic shop, and views of the New York City skyline. It was nice to have a break from the 24/7 agenda of single motherhood.I was wined and dined along cobblestone sidewalks, and my guy went to Starbucks in the morning for lattes.It got old quickly, and when my guy got weird about coming to my place for Friday-night pizza-and-a-movie with my son and me, things just seemed to fizzle.Lessons learned: Date guys closer to my zip code, for one, and if they don't feel like hanging out closer to my home every now and then, not to mention meeting my son when I feel it's appropriate, I just move on to the next.