New romantic

My friend Jane, a gorgeous, sassy mum of two, is soon to be divorced from her husband. It’s all been very messy and she’s only just starting to get her confidence back. ‘I’d really like to meet someone,’ she told me wistfully the other night. ‘But I’m not sure how.’

Experts agree that dating again when you’re a mum – and still licking your wounds after a messy break-up – is far from easy. Meeting single straight men can be a challenge and letting someone new into your life when you have kids is not something to be rushed. (Unless of course you’re Katie Price.)

Demi Moore and Angelina Jolie certainly did alright, but sadly there aren’t that many Ashton Kutchers and Brad Pitts to go round, which is why a little matchmaking help can come in handy. One of my friends met her husband on a singles holiday to Greece, and another met her second through an online dating agency. Proof that love is all around… you’ve just got to know where to find it.

written by Liz Jarvis