Dating while single and pregnant
First, I hit it off with an actor who I met for iced coffee one sticky summer afternoon.
Before we met, I prayed he wouldn’t be one of those dudes who asked leading questions, like if I had kids or wanted kids or liked them?
” comment he left on a social media post where I showed off my bump six weeks after our date. Since I could no longer have the carefree time I craved without automatically revealing my pregnancy, I started embracing my blossoming belly.
I didn’t miss dating—I was too tired and busy planning for a newborn, and when I wasn’t doing that, I discovered more imaginative and risk-free ways to satisfy the urge. OK, so it was winter and I was wearing a coat and clearly the guys didn’t realize straightaway.
61% are either already dating (13%) or keen to do so (48%), despite the fact that the vast majority (86%) feel they will be judged for dating while expecting.
From everything I’d read about raising a kid, I knew I’d barely have time to shower once the Bub arrived, so I couldn’t imagine when I’d next be able to paint my nails and smack on some lipstick for a casual hang with a stranger.
The idea that I wouldn’t be able to date in a few months made me want to do it even more.
When I was pregnant, the last place I expected to find myself was on Tinder.
But when I got dumped by my baby daddy five weeks in (despite the fact we’d been together for 12 months, it had actually never been that serious), I decided to dust off the heartbreak and embrace dating while I still had the stamina and—let’s be honest—a relatively flat stomach.Still, I wasn’t ready to delete my profiles just yet.