If he says he’s not and you’re the only one he’s intimate with, then tell him you need a little more “structure.” You’re a single woman with two kids. You can’t just come and go at a moment’s notice. You need to make arrangements for your kids, hire a baby sitter, etc.
If he’s not OK with making some minor adjustments in his M.O. to be with you, then he’s not the right man for you.
Dear Cheryl: I'm a reasonably good-looking, successful, honest man, but I find it impossible to meet women. I won't date women I work with because it's unprofessional. I've tried online dating, but it's been a disaster. The club scene is not for me. I'm not a player. And I'm not the kind of a guy who can approach a woman at the supermarket and say, "Hi, wanna have coffee?" I keep reading about all the millions of single women, but I can't find them. — Tired of Looking
Dear Tired of Looking: You've had some bad luck, I get it, but that's no reason to stop looking if you really want to find someone.
You’re right, there are millions of single women, and they’re everywhere. They belong to church, civic and professional groups, and co-ed sports teams. They do volunteer work and canvass for their political candidates. They take classes at the gym, the Y and community centers. And they want to meet you.
Give yourself a goal of starting one new activity a month, every month this year. And then force yourself to approach women you find appealing. Invite them for coffee, lunch, dinner and/or a drink. Get to know them. If it doesn’t work out with them, they’ll have friends. Good luck, and let me know how you’re doing.
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