Nonetheless, just because you saw it on TV or in a film doesn’t make it truth.The single mother craze is just the collective self-delusion of has-been women with kids, backed up by a sympathetic cultural narrative.
With more free time while on maternity leave or doing a poor job at child-rearing as the government and father foot the bill, they can cake on the makeup and adjust the camera filters that allow them to superficially reclaim their pre-motherhood look. In addition, almost every single human being on this planet lets themselves go after having children.
They cannot easily coordinate earning an income (if they even do), tending to a growing household, and caring for children with physical maintenance or self-improvement.
It is designed to assuage the hurt they feel at being upstaged by packs of new, frequently younger or better-looking nubile girls that men really want to claim.
A couple of caveats need to be tacked on to what I am saying.
Most first dates didn’t make it to a second one, and the whole thing seemed like a waste of everyone’s time. It wasn’t far out of town, and only overnight, but I hadn’t had the means or energy to travel out of town in almost two years. Two days before we planned to leave, I looked over at my toddler eating lunch and saw the tell-tale signs of pink eye. Considering the friends with benefits option after the babysitter fiasco seems like I’m setting myself up for failure. I can say “I don’t want a relationship” with more truth to back it up.