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6 Reasons You Should Try Dating A Single Mom

6 Reasons You Should Try Dating A Single Mom

The love of a single mother means that one has hit a jackpot in terms of a relationship. There are few single women who are able to give love the way single mothers do. Single moms will give love fiercely and selflessly because they have already raised children on her own. Here are some great reasons why men should consider dating a single mom.

1. They are sexy

A single mother has a no-nonsense appearance when they deal with their children. However, these moms are also likely to get dolled up when they are asked out on a date. Single mothers are all-rounded with sexy lips and clothes. They know how to let loose when they are given the chance, as it rarely comes their way. Strada (a single mother) said that she can’t wait to feel sexy after dressing up.

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2. She knows her sexual desires

The single mothers out there know what they want, and they are not afraid to show it. A single mother who has already gone through a divorce or a failed relationship has already done some soul searching. This makes her know where she went wrong in her relationship, making her less likely to avoid making the same mistakes again. The single mom is likely to have strong sexual desires that will increase intimacy in the relationship. The single mom knows what she wants from experience. When she commits to a relationship, it has to be worth the risk. She gives her partner confidence because they’ll know how valued they are.

3. She is committed

The single mom is not there to experiment because she already did that when she was single and without a child. The time for playing games is over. All she wants is a serious man to spend her life with. Single moms know when it is time to be beautiful when going out on a date, and when to be busy in the kitchen playing her “mommy” / “wife” roles. The single mother knows what is best for her children and will not allow any man to get into her child’s life. The man who has been chosen by the single mom must consider himself lucky and very special. These men reach a level that is not reached by many. Single moms expressed that the way they love can be described in the same way they live their lives as single moms. They express their love in a smartly, sweetly, and fiercely manner.    

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4. She knows how to love

Single mothers know how to love unconditionally, since they give love to their child like no other. The single mom is everything to the child has and this makes them love harder. This unconditional and selfless love makes her a better partner. The single mom has to provide her children with a happy environment and has to avoid all things that are likely to cause sadness. The love, nurturing capability, and patience have increased in depth because of her children. When the man is good to the single mom and her child, he is likely to have a loving and more supportive partner than they have ever had.

5. She is well-rounded

A single mom gets things done because she has been doing it on her own already. She can do almost anything and everything. She ensures that the child is taking healthy foods because she wants them to grow well and be free of diseases. This means that when you gain entry into this family, you are guaranteed of taking healthy foods daily, and you are likely to stop eating so much “junk foods”. The single mom is likely to ensure that the child is brought up in a healthy lifestyle. This includes taking part in exercises. The man who dates a single mom is likely to be involved in routine exercise. This helps makes the whole family healthy. The single moms are also enthusiastic and very hard working. They are regularly involved with making tough decisions, yet also know how to provide tender care.

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6. She can roll with the punches

A single mom has dealt with a lot on her plate, and she is still dealing with it. She is likely to know the causes of depression and how to avoid them. She has already dealt with a broken marriage/relationship and raising the children on her own. Canceling a dinner plan may mean the whole world to a single woman, but this means nothing to a single mom who has a lot on her plate.

Conclusion

Dating a single mom is a good risk that men are advised to take some time. Single moms know how to give selfless and unconditional love, making them better partners. They are more rounded as they make firm decisions concerning their families. They are not afraid to give and show love as they know what they want in a relationship.  

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References

https://www.glozine.com/lifestyle/relationships http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/12/you-should-date-a-single-mom_n_7563900.html http://www.eharmony.com/dating-advice/dating-advice-for-you/15-reasons-to-date-a-single-mom/#.VYv2S_mqqko https://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/female-sexual-health/

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Last Updated on January 16, 2020

12 Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence Right Now

12 Simple Ways to Boost Your Confidence Right Now

The way you feel about yourself greatly influences how you live and interact with others. If you are confident about yourself, you tend to see yourself positively and actually enjoy spending time with and around people. You don’t feel self-conscious or awkward around others, and that allows you to live your fullest and happiest life.

However, if you’re drowning in a sea of self-doubt, hesitancy and shyness, you often withdraw and isolate yourself from others and avoid interacting and connecting with people. That anxiety you feel in the pit of your stomach when you are around people is holding you back greatly and it is not good for your emotional health and overall well-being. You need to do something about it if you are low in self-confidence or have friends or family members who are not confident.

“Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone, it’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone” – Anonymous

Here are simple, practical tips to boost your confidence right now and make you feel and act your best.

1. Stop labeling yourself as awkward, timid or shy.

When you label yourself as awkward, timid or shy, you sub-consciously tell your mind to act accordingly and psychologically feel inclined to live up to those expectations. Instead of labeling and entertaining negative self-talk, visualize and affirm yourself as confident and strong. Close your eyes for a minute and visualize yourself in different situation as you would like to be.

Be your own cheerleader. Experts believe that positive affirmation and good mental practices like picturing yourself winning or achieving a goal can lead to greater feelings of self-assurance and prepare your brain for success.[1] As the saying goes, “seeing is believing.” Picture yourself as confident and soon enough you will begin to manifest behavior that gives evidence to this new ‘fact.’

2. Recognize that the world is not focused on you (unless, of course, you are Kanye West).

That means you don’t have to be excessively sensitive about who you are or what you are doing (or not doing). You are not on the center stage; there is no need for preoccupation with self and perfectionism. As rap music star Rocko sings, “You just do you and I will do me, aight?”

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Forget about trying to please everyone or being perfect. Trying to be perfect and being a people-pleaser puts too much pressure on you and creates unnecessary anxiety. Besides, people are too preoccupied with their own issues to pay much attention to your every move unless, of course, you are a mega famous, super celebrity like Beyonce or Kanye West.

3. Focus on other people as opposed to yourself.

If you are low on confidence, self-conscious, nervous and shy in social situations, focus your attention on other people and what they are saying or doing instead of focusing on your own awkwardness.

For example, think about what it is that is interesting about the person who’s the centre of the party or the guy or girl you are talking with. Prompt them to talk more about themselves and be genuinely curious and interested in what they say. You will instantly come across as confident and warmhearted.

People generally want to talk about themselves, be heard and understood. They will love it when you’re eager and willing to listen to them and really hear what they have to say.

This habit of focusing more on what you love in others as opposed to what you dislike in yourself will not only help you become more assertive and comfortable in virtually all social situations, but also instantly make you feel great about yourself.

4. Know (and accept) yourself for who you are.

Chinese military general, strategist and philosopher Sun Tzu, author of the internationally acclaimed book The Art of War, said, “Know yourself and you will win all battles.” Even in the battle with lack of confidence, you will need to know yourself to win.

Knowing yourself starts with understanding that people are not all the same, neither are all social situation suitable for everyone. You might not be confident in large gatherings, but you could be bold and confident in one-on-one and small group interactions. We all have our own unique gifts and unique ways of expressing ourselves. Embrace yours!

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Introverts, for example, have a quiet confidence that is, unfortunately, often confused for shyness. They are naturally low key and prefer to spend time alone. However, this natural disposition affords them certain unique gifts, such as an ability to listen better than most people and notice things that others don’t.

Your uniqueness is where your strength and advantage lies. You won’t be comfortable and confident in all situations all the time. Albert Einstein said,

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

5. Crack a smile.

If there is one sure way to instantly boost your confidence, it’s cracking a smile. Christine Clapp, a public speaking expert at The George Washington University, says that flashing those pretty, pearly white teeth will immediately make you appear both confident and composed. But, the effect of smiling is not just external. Studies show that smiling can also help nix feelings of stress and pave the way for a happier and more relaxed you.[2]

Not a bad return for something seemingly so trite, wouldn’t you agree?

6. Break a sweat—with exercise.

Working out is another great way to make yourself feel amazing and confident. Science has shown that exercising increases your endorphins, helps reduce stress, tones your muscles and makes you feel happy and confident.[3]

And hey, all you have to do is take a walk a few times a week and you’ll see the benefits. What seems to matter—as far as your confidence goes—is whether you break a sweat, not how strenuous your session is, which is pretty cool. Start working out now.

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7. Groom yourself.

This might seem mundane, but it’s amazing how much of a difference a shower and shave can have on your confidence and self-image. And when you spritz on a scent, the boost on confidence and self-esteem is incredible. As it turns out, your favorite fragrance does more than make you smell oh-so-nice.

A study found that a fragrance can inspire confidence in men. Interestingly, the study also found that the more a man likes the fragrance, the more confident he might feel. Another study found that 90% of women feel more confident while wearing a scent than those who go fragrance-free.

8. Dress nicely.

Another one that might seem trite, but it works. If you dress nicely, you’ll instantly feel good about yourself and give your confidence a real boost. That is largely because you’ll feel attractive, presentable and sometimes even successful in nice clothes.

While dressing nicely means something different for everyone, it does not necessarily mean wearing $500 designer outfits. It means wearing clothes that are clean, that you are comfortable in and that are nice-looking and presentable, including casual clothes.

9. Do activities you enjoy.

Whether it is reading a book, playing a musical instrument, riding your bicycle or going fishing, do what you really enjoy and what makes you truly happy often. It will boost your self-esteem, soothe your ego and allow you to identify with your gifts and talents. That will in turn bolster your self-belief and grow your confidence exponentially.

You might not become popular for doing what you love, but you might not even want to be popular at all. Being popular doesn’t make you happy; doing what you love does.

10. Prepare for the possibility of rejection / setback.

Late World No. 1 professional tennis player Arthur Ashe said, “One important key to success is self-confidence. A key to self-confidence is preparation.” You need to prepare for the possibility of rejection and setback.

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Why?

Everybody suffers rejection and setback at one point or another. You are not exempted. The question on your mind, therefore, should not be if you will be rejected, but how you will handle rejection when it comes.

Prepare yourself adequately in every situation to minimize the risk and effect of rejection and so that your confidence is not broken. For example, learn public speaking and rehearse what you are going to say beforehand if you have landed a public speaking engagement. That way, you are sure of yourself and confident you have what it takes to hack it. If you are rejected, don’t take it personally.

Rejection and setbacks happen to the best of us. Take it as a learning experience. Learn from your mistakes and move on.

11. Face uncomfortable situations square in the face.

Don’t run away from uncomfortable situations. Running away from people or situations because you feel scared, shy or timid only confirms and reinforces your shyness. Instead, face the situation that makes you uneasy square in the face. For example, go ahead and talk to that person you are afraid to approach, or go straight to the front of your yoga class! What’s the worst that can happen?

Prepare and be ready for any eventuality. The more you face your fears, the more you realize you are stronger than you thought and the more confident you get. This simple, yet admittedly courageous, act makes you unstoppable. You get comfortable being uncomfortable and begin to feel like you can take on the world. And that is the hallmark of someone destined for great things.

12. Sit up straight and walk tall—you are awesome!

Yes, sit up straight and believe you are awesome. Don’t slump in your chair or slouch your shoulders. Experts say the right stance can not only keep your self-esteem and mood lifted, but also lead to more confidence in your own thoughts.[4]

The way to sit is to open up your chest and keep your head level so that you look and feel poised and assured. And when you get up, stand tall and walk like you’re on a mission. People who sit up straight and walk tall are more attractive and instantly feel more confident. Try it now: you’ll feel fierce and confident just by sitting up straight and walking tall.

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