I thought I was finished with dating when I got married. Now that I am a mother, I am on the prowl, but for “mom” friends.
I went to a mother’s club meeting and found myself trying to stir up conversations. So, where are you from? Come around this park often? Nothing was moving beyond asking each other the names of our kids. Then I started to panic, is there something wrong with me? Am I coming on too strong? Do I give them my number? Should I ask for their email? Do I need to get some of those cheesy social cards?
Then I started to think that life would be so much easier if I could use a service like match.com to find new friends. This could be my profile:
Location: Newport Beach
You and I are sipping margaritas while the kids play. We can actually have a conversation about what is going on in the world. You watch 60 Minutes and the Real Housewives of Orange County. We complain about how sometimes at the end of the day, when you no longer have a child swinging from your legs, the last thing you want to do is get romantic. We agree that what we really need is a day at the spa. We don’t always have to talk about the art of pureeing apples and the importance of introducing sign language early. In fact, we would rather talk about celebrities or how you can get rid of the black circles under your eyes. You would rather spend your money on a trip with your husband and kids, instead of a Louis Vuitton bag. You also think ankle boots should never be worn. You agree that your kids should be your kids, and not your friends. You have a certain cool confidence, you just get things done and do not complain. If this sounds like you could be a good match for me, let’s get together for coffee or karaoke.
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