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51 - Cirencester, Gloucestershire First time online dater, trying to figure this out!

I'm a hardworking teacher who would love to get to know someone to spend some time with now that my two children...

I had not changed my location settings or my age settings from the default, so Matt kind of snuck in there, because there's a 13-year age difference and we lived 50 miles apart.

So we got a match, but neither of us was really taking it seriously.

I went on dates with a few guys, and it wasn't good.

I was just not into it, and was about to quit, but then I saw this guy.

And you're not going to meet somebody at a bar if you're a single mom. Five months into dating, he proposed, but we had already been talking about it for a few months. So I saw that Khalil liked me, and at this point, it was kind of overwhelming to be a girl doing online dating — I needed to make a spreadsheet or something. After doing online dating for a while, what I knew was I'd rather not spend a long time getting to know him.

So we didn't really talk for a couple days, which felt like a long time. I realized he wasn't trying to end things; he did want to keep dating.

Neither of us was looking for anything super-serious, but we kept hanging out regularly and it just kind of happened without either of us noticing.

I have a son from a previous relationship — Jackson, he was 2 at the time — and they met and just really hit it off.

Both our siblings and my mom know and are happy for us.

My father will have a difficult time with it, but I believe will accept him in time.

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