Dating in your late 30’s is NOTHING like dating in your early 20’s and then throw country life into that and single parenting, and you got the makings of flat-out weirdness, craziness, and LOTS of learning on a very steep curve. This is my experience with dating in the country after 30. I don’t expect many will read it because there aren’t that many people in the country, but perhaps those of you that do, I hope you enjoy it. It has its ups and downs, its frustrating and funny moments that make you want to laugh and cry, and the moments that make you want to just scream and break something. It also has its never-ending need for lots of red wine and even sometimes beer. I don’t want anyone to go through what I’ve been through, so this is your guide to do’s and don’ts, mostly don’ts, in the world of country dating after 30. I was going to focus exclusively on dating, but lets be honest there isn’t enough action out here for that to be interesting. I may talk about random stuff with some connection to dating and I will try to keep it upbeat as possible.
Who am I? I was born and bred in the Appalachian mountains of Vermont. Most forget that the Appalachian mountains come up this far north, but they do. I was raised in a small country house that didn’t have indoor plumbing or electricity till I was around 9 or 10. No matter how hard I’ve tried, I’m still a country woman and I don’t think I will ever be able to change that. It is very true what they say, “You can take the girl out of the country but you can never take the country out of the girl.” I work as a full time accountant, part time “smartass” and full time single mom. I put myself through college, grad school and post grad all by myself, no family, very little child care, and lacking in the friend arena too.