This is the weekend that the kids are with their Dad – and tonight, I will mostly be… Out on the tiles!
I have a partner in crime – in the form of my friend Sarah. Like me, she’s a divorcee with two kids. But unlike me, she did the whole “dating” thing during her 20’s. She’s a seasoned professional and she’s out there. Unfortunately, having met my husband in my early 20’s, following a previous long relationship, I have very little experience.
This may seem surprising and sad to some of you, but I have never ever given my phone number to someone I’ve met in a bar or club. And because of this, I’ve never been on a date with someone I’ve met out and about. I met my ex-husband and previous boyfriends through friends.
So here’s my dilemma. Having spent the last 20 odd years in one relationship, nearly everyone I know is married! There is no source of single men within my established group of friends.
And so, with the exception of Sarah, I have no pulling partners. And to be honest, suffering as I do from chronic shyness with men, if anyone does approach me and ask for my number (I’m not holding my breath here), I don’t know what I’d do…
But, tonight I’m going out. Hair washed. Makeup on (not too much, not too little!). On with my glad rags. And I’m off…
I’m not convinced that a bar is going to be the place I meet the man of my dreams… But I’m sure as hell not going to meet him at home!
I will, of course, report back tomorrow!