Dating as a Single Parent – The Trials and Tribulations

I posted a ‘meme’ on my Facebook page quite recently around dating and it got so many comments, so this weeks blog post, comes in the form of a poem about dating (in the broadest sense).

So this post once again comes to you from France, thanks to those who wished me well following my last post, I am feeling much better now! We come back to the UK tomorrow and the holiday has been eventful, both my daughter and I have been ill, a table has been broken and as a result damaged my back and also managed to scare a whole town on market day – don’t ask!

Anyhow, as so many of our dating stories are similar, amusing and relatable, so here goes:

The Trials and Tribulations of Dating

So you think yourself a bit of a catch?

Oh wait – what’s this? Another match

Who’s this one? What could they be?

A doctor? A nurse? Or just a Wally?

 

Slow to reply and quick to judge,

Just too busy or do they need a nudge?

This one’s nice, I like them a lot,

Until I realised, they smoke ‘Da pot!’

 

This one’s keen, they reply nice and quick,

But I didn’t mean that when I asked for a pic!

This one is quiet and doesn’t say much,

This one drinks and talks double-dutch!

 

Finding someone is harder than you think,

To meet ‘the one’ and be in sync,

People drift and often ‘ghost’

Usually the ones, you like the most!

 

Then you have the original ‘breadcrumb’,

That messes you about, feeling numb.

And then of course the ‘Zombie’ too,

A random message, ‘How are you?’

 

So what about me, the one with a kid?

Get told it’s ok, to then go off the grid!

So having kids is a problem it seems?

But should that stop me finding the one of my dreams?

 

 

Of course it isn’t, it’s tricky out there,

Loads in the same boat, with a story to share.

But then you must, YOU MUST protect yourself,

Never just ‘settle’, would rather stay on the shelf.

 

So all in all, it’s fair to say,

We hope there finally comes the day.

Where we have the happy ever after,

Things in common, lots of laughter!

 

It’s best to always remain in hope,

Rather than just sit and mope.

But take it slow and keep YOUR word,

Would be the best advice, that I’ve heard.

 

See, if we all can relate to this,

Where we’ve had someone take the p*ss.

Then if we are patient and honest though,

We may just avoid the next weirdo!

 

 

If you enjoyed reading this, then check out my article I wrote on dating as a single parent – would you date?

8 Comments

  1. Love the poem…its so spot on…really like your pics of you and your children…you sound like a lovely guy and you deserve some happiness…hope you find that special someone…xx

  2. Wow, this poem could literally have been written about my life right now! Completely relatable and very funny. This dating stuff is tricky when you’re a single parent!

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