Undeniably one of the reasons I had to retire from blogging about my love life was the somewhat surprise arrival of a hairy (yet still adorable) little baby girl in autumn 2014.
Having a baby out of wedlock, and anything that resembled a relationship kind of wiped me off the dating scene for a while.
Though I should add at this point, breastfeeding and going to bed at approximately 7pm each night didn’t exactly put me in the mood for romance.
And I doubt I would have made a very attractive proposition at that point.
To think, less than a year earlier I had been blogging about my mishaps with dating and relationships – there were a few.
There was always something comforting and quite fun about writing about, or talking to my friends about, a terrible night out or a date from hell (again there were a few).
But after living the single mum life for a while I dipped my toe back into the world of online dating and to be honest nothing much had changed.
Coming out of a whirlwind relationship which had left me a bit puzzled and very pregnant, I think I was pretty brave about the whole thing.
I don’t think I was a scorned woman and considering everything I was pretty open to meeting someone nice.
Luckily for me, there was a prince among the frogs that was hidden away on the online dating site to do with fish.
And he is the main reason that I retired dating blogger.
Because after we officially ‘got together’ I soon realised how grateful I was to meet someone like him.
Someone who helps me feel better when I am feeling terribly insecure, who loves my little girl like she is his own and puts up with my dreadful messiness (in my head and out of it).
So though sometimes I might miss writing and laughing about disastrous dates I am pretty damn content in my retirement – which is all down to the person I have chosen to retire with.