I guess when you are a single mum, or indeed possibly anyone over 40 dating becomes more complicated.
In fact if someone doesn’t have any baggage or damage that in itself would imply something wrong!
Not that any of this helps in the moment.
I’ve not been a serial dater, I can take a while to warm to a person (why generally my relationships start with people I already know (yes twitter
seems to count these days – odd though it may seem)) but in fact when I do fall, I have a tendency to with all my heart, even when my head says wait.
The thing is, we all want to feel important, special and loveable. But, it is only recently that I have really grasped the idea that what is important isn’t details on a page, circumstances or even viability.
What is important is how someone makes you feel.
I need to know I matter, I want to be loved, I need reminding, often. Yes, I am high maintenance, if high maintenance means saying ‘I Love you’ or ‘I’m thinking of you’ or taking me places and sharing life with me. I am capable of managing life, but I still want someone to take care of me every now and then.
The thing is these are the things I do for someone when I love them, and I have realised that it’s not that I do them in order for it to be returned, but I do it because this is what love is to me.
There is a security in knowing you are loved and wanted that nothing in this world can replace.
This post has been prompted by a discussion with the lovely @Iamwitwitwoo and her blog post here: http://witwitwoo.com/2014/11/18/dating-level-loveliness