Quick overview of my history so as not to bore you – fell in love at 18 with the woman who would go on to be my wife, moved in together at 20, had our first child at 23, then another at 26, a third at 30 and my last at 33 (girl-boy-girl-boy, if you’re interested). Was blissfully happy and looking forward to growing old together.
Caught my wife having an affair in January 2017 and life instantly and irrevocably changed. I tried to reconcile and make it work, but a marriage takes two and only one of us hadn’t already checked out. So we split, she moved out and the divorce was sorted by September.
It took a while to settle down into new routines and realise that life wasn’t over, but new routines have long since become merely routines. Life has inexorably moved on, and despite many romantic knockbacks along the way I remain excited about the future, wondering what the next chapter of my life will bring. Balancing dating with being a single parent 50% of the time is challenging but definitely not impossible by any means.
I’m signed up to dating apps, going to dating events, forever honing my own approaches to dating and putting myself out there in the hopes I’ll stumble across an available and interested part-time professional, part-time lingerie model who is independently wealthy and who always wanted a family but could never have children herself.
If that’s you, get in touch… 🙂
I’m also helping other people with their own dating, relationship and parenting challenges through coaching sessions. If you’re interested in some support and advice from someone who has been there and learned the lessons, drop me a line.
This blog and my social media presence on Twitter and Instagram all combine to detail my thoughts along this journey and some of the funnier experiences I have, both as a dating man as well as a single dad. I won’t ever use real people’s names, and rarely refer to specific dates so don’t worry if you’re stalking me pre-date and think your name will soon end up here! I’m definitely worth a first date. Honestly.