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He wasn't my soul mate, but I felt more vulnerable on that date than I ever had. After that, I dated a few more funny, sweet, and handsome men in various pursuits of family.Obviously, not everyone was amazing, but my situation weeded out the bigger jerks and helped me refine my romantic qualifications too.
While pregnant, I went out with a sweet single dad who delighted in talking freely about raising children and got me even more psyched about the creature kicking inside.
I've always attributed my healthy relationship with sex to that cosmic night. Off-the-charts chemistry with on-the-fringe men basically defined all my long-term relationships. I savored the challenge of seducing, then taming, these artists and outlaws. This one was with a gritty Roman who had swept me away to Italy with the promise of, among other things, little Brooklyn-Roman bambinos.
A year later, he decided his true calling was to ride motorcycles and live in India and not be with me. It felt dead wrong to wait for a man's permission to get pregnant. So I decided to pursue motherhood with every bone in my body and every buck in my bank account.
Before we said goodbye, he asked if I wanted to hang out again… A brief flirtation and fiery cocktail was all I really desired. He was not the first, nor the last, guy who embraced that not-so-insignificant detail. Things get real, fast, when you’re dating with a baby. I sought advice on a popular Single Mom by Choice Facebook group that had always been helpful in the past. When it came to raising my daughter, I could make whatever choices I wanted. The hilarious, life-affirming things babies do can be so heartwarming and surreal that it occasionally felt counterintuitive to experience those happy-tear moments in isolation.
During my pregnancy, the only man I craved was Justin of the Peanut Butter Cup, but when I finally recovered from my C-section, got into a breastfeeding groove, and felt quasi-human again, I had decided to get back on the market. First of all, my parents and sister helped me so much. I felt extremely liberated by my decision to become a ‘Single Mother by Choice.’ It was (and still is) a great pleasure to talk to new people about the journey. Before we even reached the three-month mark, we survived chronic carsickness, Lyme disease, daily sleep-deprivation and a devastating professional heartbreak (mine). will tell you — so it’s no big surprise that Hazel is a chatterbox. “My daughter started calling my boyfriend ‘Daddy.’ I feel comfortable with it. Was I prepared to release my grip on that autonomy? Now that she’s two, I’m tested more physically than emotionally.