06/11/2012 02:28 pm ET

Single Motherhood & Dating: Four Things That Scare Me

I’m a single mom and until someone professes their love for me and we have a this-is-real-let’s-be-together-talk, I am calling myself single. I’m not saying someone needs to “put a ring on it” for me to let my guard down, but I am admitting my guard is bullet proof. Dating as a single mom is scary. I’ve dated over the years, but this is the first time in nearly five years that I’ve actually felt ready to date, have embraced dating and have well, wanted to date and connect with someone. Here, four things that freak me out. *Warning: Shy readers you might want to look away. Remember, I was dubbed a single-pregnant-Carrie Bradshaw by glamour.com Carrie wrote about sex a lot, hee, hee.

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