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Summersended Sun 02-Oct-16 20:25:23

My son has lived with me with me for 10 years.

He seems ok, I can't see me living with another adult again.

1DAD2KIDS Mon 03-Oct-16 21:14:02

I am raising two kids alone (boy 1 and girl 5). I wouldn't want to live with another adult too. Raising the kids is job number one, we are happy and I wouldn't want anyone to come in an affect that dynamic. But I can agree long term. I am 32 and planed to spend my life with my ex wife. I was planning and looking forward to things we would do once the kids had grown up. I will be in my early 50s when the kids become adults and for me once they are grown ups I would love to find someone to share my world with. Someone to grow old with.

But nothing wrong with being alone. We are all different.

VoyageOfDad Tue 04-Oct-16 21:26:45

I'm almost 50 ( but look spectacularly young !! ) and really I'm perfect content being single. Possibly from the trauma of relationships.

And when my dd is with me it's just the two of us, and she's my #1 person in the world so it's ideal.

A partner maybe one day, but can't really contemplate all the compromise and emotion tbh .

Summersended Sun 09-Oct-16 21:16:55

Dadnest doesn't get much traffic.

But I'll stay single forever, well as long as the kids are youngish.

1potato2potato3potato4 Sun 09-Oct-16 21:19:21

What does MGTOW mean?

VoyageOfDad Fri 14-Oct-16 10:34:58

Men Go Their Own Way

Is what a quick google throws up.

StrictlyPan Fri 14-Oct-16 10:58:05

Hmm.. NRP with now 16 yo dd. As VoD says, she came first and now she wishes little to do with neither me nor her mother. But in healthy developmental

So this evening I am going for a coffee in the city centre with a lovely woman, of sexually active years who isn't related to me.grin first date in years.

VoyageOfDad Fri 14-Oct-16 12:24:25


Good luck

StrictlyPan Fri 14-Oct-16 13:30:31

Thanks VoD. It will probs feel really odd. But said woman knows all about dd, and it was she who asked me out. So the plan so far is "just don't fuck it up." grin

1DAD2KIDS Fri 14-Oct-16 19:24:01

Good luck with your date. Hope it is fuck up free.

StrictlyPan Fri 14-Oct-16 21:40:31

Chaps I can report it was fuck up free. For about 3 hours we didn't stop talking. And texted afterwards how great it was.
Yes looking years down a line re romance and a life when the little ones are bigger, it will be there for you. Scant evidence as it were from one date but remain optimistic if you wish. I will.

StrictlyPan Fri 14-Oct-16 21:45:45

And it didn't feel odd at all.

VoyageOfDad Fri 14-Oct-16 23:15:41

Good news man.

Given she asked you out you'd have had to have really put your foot in it to blow it.

I've asked MNHQ if we can have a dadsnet relationship section added.😃😉

Casimir Fri 11-Nov-16 19:14:39

Works for me, living alone, does not mean no Women though. They come and go so I am not a typical MGTOW. It is an interesting life.

EnormousTiger Sun 20-Nov-16 19:21:04

I am with you brothers (as a woman). I would never live with someone again (male or f/emale) other than the children. Life is much simpler without a live in partner.

Pannnn Fri 17-Feb-17 10:46:46

Just a quick update to tentative date, on 14th October above :

So this evening I am going for a coffee in the city centre with a lovely woman, of sexually active years who isn't related to me.grin first date in years.

Can report still going strong and no fuck ups at all. Just sayin'.

Pannnn Sat 12-Aug-17 08:28:41

And as a further update to 14th October last year....i got down on bended knee last weekend and proposed to the woman of sexually active years who isn't related to me......and she said 'Yes".
Marriage early next year.

Just sayin. grin

Dawnedlightly Sat 12-Aug-17 08:31:42


Georgiesgirl Sat 12-Aug-17 08:36:00

Ha ha. Just stumbled upon this but, wow. How lovely. Congratulations

IfyoumeetRitaMoreno Sat 12-Aug-17 08:40:29

proposed to the woman of sexually active years who isn't related to me

It's always good to propose to the ones who aren't related to you grin

Congrats flowers

dudsville Sat 12-Aug-17 08:42:03

Woo hoo! Congratulations! !!!!!

Mrsjohnmurphy Sat 12-Aug-17 08:43:15

This is a nice thread grin congratulations

Pannnn Sat 12-Aug-17 08:44:49

Thank you v much! Never wanted to marry anyone before. She and dd have met and like each other a lot.
It's A LOT more exciting than I thought it would be! The proposal involved me singing her fav love song and then reciting a poem and popping the question. Cue floods of tears and a yes somewhere in there. grin

TanteRose Sat 12-Aug-17 08:48:20

Oh wow Pan that's fabulous!
Congrats smileflowerswine

amousehaseatenmypaddlingpool Sat 12-Aug-17 08:53:32

Congratulations! What a lovely thread 😊

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