Dating while single and pregnant
When asked about how being pregnant changes the way they feel about dating, the women reported feeling self-conscious (56%), less attractive (40%), and embarrassed about their pregnancy (18%).While one in five (19%) feel exactly the same as when they are not pregnant, only 3% feel more attractive, and only 17% are proud of their pregnancies.I’ve been dating for about 2.5 years, following your advice, understanding that it’s a process, being patient, and learning about myself and about men. Well, I was dating a nice guy for a couple months and it didn’t work out. After the initial surprise wore off, a lot of self-reflection, and talks with the father, I am happy about it and feel confident that it’s the right decision to proceed the way we are.
But that’s your choice and I support your ability to make that choice.More than a third (37%) said they wouldn't even consider sex with a new partner during pregnancy.Despite the fact that a quarter of families in the UK are headed up by a single parent – with this having been the case for over a decade** – Baby Centre's research suggests that dating in pregnancy is one of the final taboos for single mums-to-be.I also support the concept that you don’t want to be alone for a long time — that love is important and something worth having immediately. Here’s where we seem to part ways: I’m a reality-based dating coach.I have a hard time indulging people’s fantasies just because they’re technically possible. Sorry, but dating while pregnant is kind of in that realm.