tips/ advice on Dating
30 April 2021 at 7:31 am #53567
@JonathanAndTwoBoys sounds excellent! Look forward to sampling your cooking too. I’m flexible with dates as a solo parent. When were people thinking of?30 April 2021 at 7:39 am #53568
Also open to an initial zoom party!
Again, a bit concerned about the lack of, perhaps security as this forum is incredibly expose to scams, trolling etc30 April 2021 at 8:09 am #53569
@LaLaLand – agreed. You will always get some element of random posting junk in any forum like this that doesn’t require personal ID or medical verification (there are some cancer charity groups for example that are verified through the hospital for example). All you can do is trust your instincts, if in doubt don’t click and look for red flags. If in doubt, ask and I expect the collective BS/creep radar in a forum like this should be pretty strong.
Zoom/video chat get together is doable for many, as long as we all accept that we will all be nervous, timing is ever our challenge with little people to get to bed/school and I talk too much but am not averse to being told to shut it.
@Kirikat – good question. Being an ambitiouis optimist and it being my birthday soon I was thinking next month (bearing in mind next month is only a day away) maybe second half of the month? The two bank holidays make it easier/cheaper to go weekend of the 22nd May?3 May 2021 at 8:37 am #53630
Hello everybody, are we having a fabulous bank holiday weekend?
I’ve got a friend coming later to help me dig up the turf in my front garden – again not a euphemism! And am looking forward to seeing someone taller than me who doesn’t ask whether than can have a snack every two minutes 😆 Though I will have to feed him too!
So, are we at the stage of thinking we’d all like to do a zoom type meet or face to face contact? Jonathan and I have thought we send DMs to those interested rather than post on here to hopefully minimise the number of crazies!3 May 2021 at 8:42 am #53631
I’m absolutely loving this!
We should do a zoom call and share a glass of wine!3 May 2021 at 9:09 am #53632
On it like a drunk on chips. I am out ironically on a GIngerbread day out with a buddy from here next weekend so happy to chat via Whatsapp group chat/call to organise3 May 2021 at 9:33 am #53635
Hi, I be up for a WhatsApp group chat, finding time for a zoom call could be tricky with kids and work! Plus I seem to spend all day on zooóooommmmm!
Be quite nice to chat in a more real-time environment and may suit other people, as you can pop in and of, just an idea!3 May 2021 at 9:34 am #53636
Out, no of! 😂😂😂3 May 2021 at 9:35 am #53637
Lakeland only a glass!!!! 😉😉😉😁😁3 May 2021 at 9:45 am #53639
@NorthernDad2020 – a WhatsApp group chat is a great idea. I’m with you on the working long hours and zooming all day 😀3 May 2021 at 9:57 am #53640
I think it could work, happy to set one up, but may be best to send mobile numbers in direct message on gingerbread as not sure we would want to paste our numbers on to the web! If anyone want to do this/joint just DM me and Ill work it out!3 May 2021 at 10:06 am #53642
Agreed, please no mobiles or email addresses in the forum as they are search indexable and you will be spammed or having your sim cloned in no time5 May 2021 at 1:50 pm #53756
Hi there, I’m new to this lovely community so apologies if this comes a bit late. I am a single mum of a lovely 8 year old boy, I’ve been divorced for 5 years now and also really struggled with meeting someone, simply because I work full time and have to look after my son and be a good parent at the same time. I am sure you all understand the struggle and fitting in a social life has been really difficult. I have always dreamed of meeting a single dad, in the same situation, to partner with and have more children with and created a lovely blended family. It is incredibly hard to do so but I am sure it is possible! I have had my fair share of dates gone wrong, and it was almost the moment I said I have kids. I stopped using dating apps and just hoped to have a chance encounter. The pandemic hit and my business collapsed overnight (I run my own business, a marketing agency specialised in travel, charity, and events! yikes!) and I hit a really low point. It was at that moment i realised how much I needed someone to love me, support me, be a friend and a love partner. I had time on my hands and was going crazy so I came up with an idea to create a dating app tailored specifically for single parents where you can meet other like-minded single parents that share your values and desires. I wanted it to have childcare options as that is always a hurdle. I wanted it to cater to those that were divorced, separated, and widowed. So i have done it and it launched 2 weeks ago and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you all. It’s called Playdate, the single parent app and you can find it on the app store and google play. Give it a go, I hope it works for you and also for me!5 May 2021 at 9:43 pm #53766
Great news I hope it’s successful for you. So glad you followed your intuition and set it up.3 June 2021 at 3:56 pm #54863
Everything that I read, just makes me sad. I sm 36, having a 5 years old and pregnant 37 weeks. The father of my children asked for a 2nd child, and then he left. I found out he was having a parallel family.
It breaks my heart and I think it is so unfair to be labelled as a single mothet, not worth it much. I aleays worked, never cheated, looked after myself to make my partner proud.
I feel no one will want the whole package. Even though I finished 2 universities (not in UK), even though I didn’t cheat, even though I loved and respected my partner, even thow I have so much to share, even though I look after myself, even though I have done everything I could for my family, I am the one labelled. I am ashamed, I keep my head down…
I wish you all the happiness we are craving for!