Dear Christina, Before I give you the pep talk you need, let me first acknowledge the painful truths that you’ve eloquently outlined above. Having four kids under the age of 9 is a huge handicap.I’d try to spin it in a slightly more positive way, but I can’t.If something “goes down” and it results in a dead body with you holding a smoking gun, every detail of the event will be open for public scrutiny.Defending your home or person from a random attack by a total stranger is a situation everyone can understand.I’ve been in a terrible relationship before and honestly now, I’d rather be alone than with the wrong guy.I believe I have a lot to offer – I am caring, kind, warm, loyal and intelligent. I am not looking for a father for the boys; they have one.I am not looking for a provider; I provide very well for myself.
There’s a thin line between self defense against a crazed attacker, and a plot to commit the murder of an inconvenient husband.In real life, however, not everyone is so progressive of thought.As a 27-year-old young man with a CCW permit, vetting dates has become a secondary talent. I hate to use the word “stereotyping”, but if your lady friend is a fan of Obama and pictures her dream job as being a diplomat at the UN, it’s probably not the wisest approach to take her for a first date to the gun range.Here are a few tips for finding firearm-friendly females . But be careful not to fall into the trap of associating geography with anti-gun sentiment.I dated a girl from New York City who didn’t mind me owning guns, and I’ve met more then a few from red state America who support The House of Feinstein. If youre with Kirsten Joy Weiss’ sister, by all means compare range notes.The average girl, though, doesn’t have the faintest idea about the differences between a GLOCK Gen 3 and a Gen 4. Be prepared for some ignorant preconceptions as well.At one time circumstances forced me to load and uncase my S&W M&P9 when leaving the base, and my date said ” nice GLOCK.” The poor girl meant well, but…ouch.I had to eat my pride and smile back, even as I felt the instinctual need to jump down her throat and say “when was GLOCK ever located in Springfield Massachusetts??!!” 3) Be on the lookout for sign of a turbulent past history, and weigh anchor of you detect signs of problems.Well, let me clarify: I have no shortage of “dates”. I have an outgoing personality and seem to be asked out a lot…I guess I must be in reasonable shape because NOBODY can guess I’ve even had four kids, or that I’m even 34 (I get asked out by guys in their early 20s- I feel like I should read them a story and tuck them into bed… we usually go on a few dates, everything is going wonderful… I’m not talking about church bells, but just to an actual relationship. I am sick of being treated like a piece of ass, and treated like I must be desperate because I have kids.