Single Parent (Dating) In The City: Top 10 Signs You’re Ready To Date Again

top ten signs you're ready to date

I have been single for a couple of years now, and for a long while dating didn’t really appeal. Having a baby is exhausting and then when they turn into a toddler…well there isn’t even a word I’m aware of that defines what it’s like to be MORE than exhausted.

So the thought of having to get dolled up, paint on a smile and get back into the big, scary world of dating just was not on the agenda.

But over recent months I’ve noticed a change in my feelings towards getting out there again, and even in my body language, because men have been approaching me and I have not instantly wanted to run away.

It’s just a shame that the majority of those men were a waste of breath, but it was still great to be complimented and to feel like a woman rather than a mother for a few hours occasionally.

It’s also shown me that I am finally at a stage where dating no longer scares me or feels like too much effort and I love the thought of being able to share my evenings with a beautiful man (or men as it’s been lately!).

I’ve been having a little think about what has changed lately for me, and I’ve managed to come up with my own Top Ten Signs You’re Ready To Date Again and here they are:

 top ten signs you're ready to date

  • Your bin goes out more than you do

  • Your dvd and music collections are in alphabetical order

  • You no longer recognise the names of bars and clubs that you overhear fellow single people talking about

  • You find yourself looking to buy a cat or dog to keep you company in the evenings (for me it was a rabbit)

  • You can’t remember the last time you were complimented about yourself as opposed to your parenting skills

  • You find yourself trying to fill your evenings up with things that pass the time like chores and (ahem) blogging

  • Your toddler has more of a love life than you do

  • You can’t remember the last time you wore make up and brushed your hair

  • You no longer recognise when guys are flirting with you to the horror of your friends

  • When you start smiling whilst watching romcoms, rather than gagging and rolling your eyes
Have you got any I can add to the list?
Follow me on TwitterPinterest or Facebook.


Want to advertise your business for free?

Grab your pack of free advertising perks by registering.

We won't send you spam. Unsubscribe at any time. Powered by ConvertKit

About Claire Jacobs

Single Parent to 2-year-old Chunk, and in my 'spare' time a Freelance Social Worker, Journalist, Copywriter, Proof reader and Sub-editor. Parent, Lifestyle and Plus Size Fashion Blogger to boot!

View all posts by Claire Jacobs →

2 Comments on “Single Parent (Dating) In The City: Top 10 Signs You’re Ready To Date Again”

  1. I’d say many of these telltale signs are interchangeable for married people too…my bin definitely goes out more often than I do!! Thanks for linking up to #TheList 🙂 Hannah xx

  2. The one about filling up my evenings made me laugh. I’m currently doing that by scrolling the internet (and coming across this) tidying up or watching a film. As yet, 2 hours after my girl has gone to bed, no decision has been made.

Comments are closed.