The dating part seemed relatively easy -- if there was a spark, you went out again -- but the relationship part was a different story entirely.
When I found myself in the midst of a divorce and navigating a new dating world -- this time as a single mother -- it dawned on me that any experience garnered in my former incarnation as a single woman had to be thrown out the window.
We sat down at a restaurant on Melrose and began the process of inquiring about each other's lives.
He took such lingering pauses before responding that I started to think he'd forgotten the question.
Dating-as-a-divorced-mother was an entirely new game, one whose rules -- despite my eagerness to learn them -- remained steadfastly mysterious.There weren't going to be any short cuts, and I didn't know any single mothers to consult for tips.