Macho Men Love Single Moms

The reason I am growing my hair long is not that I want to do an impression of Rapunzel and star in my own Tangled movie. I don’t intend on luring a prince with my long, braided locks, at the risk of getting split ends if I let him use it as a harness to sneak up that lofty castle just to meet with me. Snatching a guy in real life need not be hard on our tresses. Our innate wit and charm are enough to enamor men. For us single moms, though, that seems easier said than done.

Being a single mother is sometimes still frowned upon. Attached to single-motherhood is the stigma that she is “easy”, and tends to make wrong decisions. We have to admit, nobody wants to get involved with somebody who has what some may refer to as “excess baggage”. It sounds derogatory, I know, but that’s just how most narrow-minded folks perceive children of single moms. A vast majority of men still prefer the picture-book setup of love and marriage: they meet a single, attractive woman, exclusively date her for a couple of years, marry her and then have kids and raise a family.

Society has seen a major shift in the family structure, as we find ourselves in the midst of some families with just a single parent, or some with even same-sex parents. In this light, more and more men are being more open to the idea of dating single moms. And, it’s these men who deserve recognition for their maturity. They have the capacity to love a woman, notwithstanding her past. They love her wholeheartedly without passing judgment. They are even proud of their single-mom significant other, as they are aware that whatever she has gone through in the past has molded her into the strong and independent woman she is today: precisely the qualities he loves in her.

It takes a real man to love and appreciate a single mom. Maturity is the true measure of masculinity. So, if you happen to be one who has found her REAL man, say a little “thank you” prayer to God, and treasure him like you would if somebody gave you Prada shoes.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. I like this post. I mean, hey, I have found my macho man ;) twice. haha

  2. pakopya lang ng linya mommy pepper ha, po-post ko sa facebook. add mo kaya ako?:) eheh thanks mwuah

  3. A tribute to Mr. D? Hehe.

  4. Yihee! inspired : ) superlike peps, official therapeest ka na nga hehehe : )

  5. gie santos says

    hehehe. nice peps. i agree that the true measure of masculinity lies in a man’s maturity. it is very hard to be in a relationship if your partner/significant other is the “excess baggage”. for me, people just need to be very open minded and be respective about certain situations/decisions of all the people involve in it because no one really knows what’s going on in their lives and if it is still healthy/positive for them. hehehe. hope everybody is happy because we all deserve it! ;) haypayb!

  6. I like this weblog its a master peace ! Glad I detected this on google .

  7. thanks for your share

  8. nice post. when will i meet my macho man?

  9. Everyone could use a macho man in their lives!

  10. love your blog! Just started one of my own, please check it out…hope you like it:)

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