I live every moment of my life thinking of how all my decisions will affect my children. They are what I live for. Because of this, and my relationship history, I have much higher standards of the things I look for in a partner. I keep myself very guarded toward new relationship possibilities. I've done the casual thing, I've had one-night stands and all I want now is a grown man, not measured by age, but by maturity. I am tenacious and ambitious ... if you're not, then you're not the man for me.
I also have expectations of what it should be like on a date with me. I don't want to be intimidating or unapproachable; it's just that I have learned from experience what my needs are. A man needs to be chivalrous; if you don't know what that means, you might as well stop reading and move on. I am not a kid, I know that parties aren't dates. McDonald's isn't a date. I'm a mother and I deserve to be treated like a grown woman. I have always wanted those "fancy" dates. Pick me up in the evening, take me someplace nice where I can dress up and feel like the wonderful woman that I am. I'm not saying that I don't also enjoy a nice afternoon outing doing something casual and fun. I love the outdoors. I love trying new things. I feel that as a whole, my expectations are such that I may never actually meet someone who rises to the occasion. If you feel so compelled as to accept the challenge, please read on. If not, best of luck in your endeavors.