Oh, The Postman. I still have a mega-crush on him. I’ve seen him numerous times at the post office (what service! no more lines for this mama!). He’s as sweet as ever, and that weak-kneed feeling hasn’t gone away.
A few days after our date, I even sent him a text message to alert him that I was on my way, and he wrote back, “I’ll pick up your mail for you. Meet me outside.”
It turns out that he was just about to go on a coffee break. (OMG, I’ve never in my life walked side-by-side with a man in uniform.) But again, like on the first date, he talked. And talked. And talked.
As a single mom, I’m used to paying attention to someone else. I’m used to asking all the questions. I hope I don’t sound full of myself, but when I go on a date, I like a man to pay attention to me. Just a little.
I admit that I can get carried away by asking too many questions (I’m a journalist). I’ve been told by more than one man, “This is starting to feel like a job interview.” But still, if he’s doing 90 percent of the talking, I can’t help but notice. Not to get all psycho-babble on you, but it’s a sign of emotional unavailability. Been there, done that.
Still, asking the postman out has changed me. I know that I’m ready to date again.
Here’s the big news: I’m going to put myself back online. What do you think?
Single parents who are dating online right now, please speak up. What site are you on?
If you’re a single parent who has thought about putting yourself online — but you haven’t made the plunge yet — do you want to join me?
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