Regular readers of this blog will know I don’t have the best track record with men. Since having S, I’ve had a go at dating but never really got too far with it. I go through stages where I want to meet someone, and then I go through stages where I think “how can I possibly have a partner before my child is in secondary school?”

When Strictly Dating asked me to take part in their #SummerLoving campaign, I thought it couldn’t hurt to give it a go. I signed up to their website to see what would happen…

The site is fairly easy to use; you answer some questions about yourself, write a little blurb (how does anyone know what to write for those?!) and upload a photo. Then you have a look through the profiles and see if anyone takes your fancy!

I’ve decided to approach this a little less seriously than my last foray into the dating world, and instead see it as a little bit of fun. It would be nice to meet some new people, go on a couple of dates and see what happens. Even if it just means I have a few more friends/acquaintances, at least I might get a couple of evenings’ decent conversation out of it!

At the moment I’m chatting to a couple of people. It’s a weird feeling because unlike meeting someone in a bar or out somewhere, you both know what you’re there for. So you do the whole “hi how are you” thing and then one of you usually mentions a date fairly soon – which probably wouldn’t happen if you were chatting to someone in the queue in Tesco!

I would be lying if I said I wasn’t at all nervous at the prospect of re-entering the dating world; my last foray didn’t amount to much in the end, and it is a bit nerve-wracking  to put yourself out there. But it’s also a little exciting – and really, if I never did anything that scared me, I may never leave the house again!

Watch this space to see what happens next!

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Vicky is a mother, a blogger, a podcaster and a social media trainer. She writes about life as a single mother, parenting and lifestyle type things.


Kim Carberry · 23/07/2014 at 10:49

Ohh exciting times!! Good luck!!

Anonymous · 23/07/2014 at 21:33

I'm on……so looking foward to reading your "forays" and good luck…..

Older Single Mum · 23/07/2014 at 21:34

Good luck Vicky. You're a braver woman than I am! I will watch this space indeed :))

(Single)Mommy · 25/07/2014 at 03:05

Good luck! I'm a single mom and dating is soooo hard! I've tried the online dating before but haven't had much luck with it.

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