The Internet connected us. But when we talked the “old fashioned” way — on the phone, for more than an hour, not wanting to stop — I knew there was something about him. Our stories have quite a few parallels: his wife abandoned his kids (and him) when his two boys were young. He lives in California, too, and his boys are now teens. (Oh, and Bruce was a shining star in the movie producing world!)
Bruce was a solo single dad in his 40s when he decided to date again — that’s when he put his profile online. That’s also how Bruce met his love (pictured below in a photo he says he loves “with my wife ’cause it says so much..”). Congrats to those two, who got married in 2008.
Bruce is also one of my fellow bloggers at MomLogic, where he writes “Just A Guy.” His column, “A Dad’s Point-of-View,” appears in over 75 newspapers and web-sites worldwide and covers single parenting, going through a divorce, dating as a single parent, step-parenting, dealing with teens (including drug and alcohol issues). He plans to talk a lot about teens online on Thursday — and he has a great line-up of guests, including:
- Wayne Levine of BetterMen.Org
- “Teen Rap” with Pastor Drew Sams
- And yours truly
When Bruce asked if I wanted to be a regular guest on this new radio show in Santa Barbara, I said, “Oh yeah!”
“The Bruce Sallan Show – A Dad’s Point-of-View” — goes live tomorrow (Thursday, May 13) at KZSB AM1290 Santa Barbara from 11:00 a.m. – noon, PST.
We’d LOVE to answer your calls! The theme of the show is “Social Media, Our Kids, and Us.“ I’ll be talking about social media, communication, and dating. Feel free to call in anytime during the hour.
I just might mention my texting-during-dating horror story — was when I was out with my former UPS man in NYC and he texted another woman right in front of me… I’d love to hear what you have to say! You always give me a lot to think about.
If you’re a single parent who’s dating, how do you communicate? By phone? IMing? Texting? Skyping? (Or, good old-fashioned face-to-face over coffee?)
Do you think about what your kids are picking up when they see you texting your boyfriend/girlfriend A LOT? What is this teaching them about communication? (Believe me, I’m guilty of this.)
You can call toll-free at (866) 564-1290 on Thursdays from 11 AM – noon PST.
(You can also listen online live HERE.)
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