I am writing this while my office staff stand behind me (literary..as they stand looking over my shoulder). I am a 36 year old single parent (2 very well behaved children) who owns a small business (one office in RI, 2nd one in Boston this spring) Girls in the office insist I am making them a bit batty and insist it's my lack of life outside of office activities and raising children alone that is taking it's toll ("you need to get out more boss", although that's not quite how they phrase it).
We recently bought a good sized home that we (well, dad anyway) have been renovating. We've all heard the expression 'needs a woman's touch' ? Never more true than now,,,, so, we've placed all the color charts on hold...
We live walking distance to the water, and well...I've been walking alone... a lot!
As for my self, quite old fashioned values, (not old, just values), I always open the door for a lady, have never cheated, and I don't wear a baseball cap sideways with baggy shorts (actually more like business suit most days),
I like to think that what you see here is a sense of stability, something that seems in short supply as many woman seem to need to state in their profile "please have a car and don't live with your mother" (I mean really??)
Now if you'er a Friday Night Barfly! or Dating an array of guys.. if your phone is going to be 'text message blowing up' during our entire date ....if your still involved (or 1/2 involved) with someone ... . excellent for you - but not for us.
I prefer to meet a fellow parent...in other words I rather date someone with kids so we both understand how our children come first,... and I feel a fellow parent would share an appreciation for the chance to have a nice diner, go sailing for a day...but that sometimes..a day at the beach includes the kids, and sometimes it doesn't. Then again, if your not a parent and don;t mind the occasional child running across the room...