Um, I’m not disclosing that I work for the MI5 or that I like to dress my cats up in frilly aprons and called them ‘Susanne’ under the light of a full moon, I’m just letting someone know that I’m a single mum. A lot of people dating are not on their first ever dates, so it’s not unreasonable to assume that some people will have had past relationships and children may have been part of those.
I would ‘reveal’ my motherhood title in a very positive way.
Forget ‘fashionably late’ – arrive five-minutes early, do a recon and get the good seats.
One of my very first dates in singledom was with a guy from Tinder called James.
If you have older children, I think this point needs altering.
When I was 15, my dad spent some time as a single man and went out on dates.
Usually your date will ask a bit about you and I would say, ‘And after university and a few terrible admin jobs, my ex and I had a beautiful baby girl who is now 4. Don’t ever apologise for being a single mum, own it you badass ladywoman you!
I share custody of her 50/50 and I absolutely love the days I have her because it means I can do so much fun stuff, and I get to have such a great time! Now, as before, nothing to be ashamed of in being a single mum. However, if you’re at the point in dating where your date might be coming back with you, do yourself a favour and shove the assortment of garish plastic toys in another room.