For years I've avoided having a boyfriend because it just didn't fit into my life with being a mom. I've dated, but I didn't want the commitment (mainly the time commitment) of a boyfriend. It hasn't been too successful because most guys, even if they say they just want to casually date, want much more very quickly and develop feelings and go falling in love. (Here's my theory on that- women have more intimate relationships with friends so a man ends up being one aspect of our lives where men have less intimate relationships with friends so once they have one person to get that from, talking all the time and sharing things that he wouldn't talk about with his buddies, they latch on and she becomes his everything. Just a theory, but it makes sense to me.) Aaaaannnnyway, I never fall for these guys like they do and I just assumed I was incapable or something. But I recently met someone and it's been going really really well. This is the kind of guy I could see myself with. We've been dating for a few weeks now (without him telling me he's going to marry me or throwing out the L word!) Doesn't it figure that this happens now- I leave for 10 months in July! Ugh, my timing!!!