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How do you meet people? How do you go out? What do you do with your child? Im 20 and just spending time qith my MOM is hard!! Sure, I love to have DD along but What about when I want some "private" time?<br>
I dont even know where to begin to meet ppl. Is this possible now? (dd is 9 mos) or will I be waiting till shes 7 yrs old? please share!!
 

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Well I've met one person through online dating and one through a set-up.<br><br>
Dating, for me, has been, when I've been fortunate, about one date per week. It is tough, I had to rely on family & friends to watch my kids, and I often take advantage of the days if/when they go with their dad.<br><br>
My kids are 6 & 2.5 years, so it makes it easier. Sometimes I've had dates in my house after the kids go to bed. I have the occasional interruption when they've woken up, but it was better than nothing.<br><br>
Also, the two men I've dated both had kids, so they understood the challenges of finding time alone, working around schedules & being flexible.<br><br>
Not sure if that helps. It will definitely be easier as your little one gets older.
 

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Well I met the guy I'm seeing through some mutual friends.<br><br>
Usually my Mom will watch Alex if I want to go out on a date, or I'll put him to sleep at her house, go out, then sneak back into bed with him before he wakes up. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> He's 25 months old.<br><br>
Now that things have moved to a more serious level, often my boyfriend comes here (usually after I've put Alex to bed) and we'll just hang out at my house, watch a movie or whatever.<br><br>
Having a child makes it harder to date, but not impossible. As far as meeting men, I've got no clue! :LOL I'm just happy to have the sweetie I met ... if I was ever single again in the future, I would consider online dating.
 

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college! i think the main struggle is that when you're with your child, everyone assumes you're coupled, so having public time w/out them is important. that said, i tend to scream about how i've got a kid at the first possible moment, just to ward off those who aren't game.<br><br>
also, having scheduled time away from your kid (once a week, or something) allows you to be get out of the house and find some social outlets, which may spawn some dating magic. then if you do meet someone, you can be clear about when you've got free time.
 

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Date? I am not familiar with that word. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"> DS is 14 months old and I have not been out on a date, nor do I think I will for quite some time. Most of the time when a guy sees me with DS they run the other way. I'm not sure why <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I have literally had guys talking to me and when I reach into the car and take DS out they bolt as fast as they can. Huh. Ah well, DS just helps me weed out the losers <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
I'm also 20 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Date? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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I agree with Satori....lol<br>
The last guy I dated we met on Match.com. We dated for about 2 years off and on.
 
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