I was a single mum with 2 children, the youngest less than 2 years old and I was back at work part time as a teacher, which has a lot more hours than most think. It seemed like an ideal way to start communicating with the other sex again. This bit was very important to me. I absolutely wanted to know that there was potential longevity through having a fairly lengthy communication period before I took the step to meet someone in person. New friends too, if I get on with someone, I will do anything I can to help them out. My close friends know they can rely on me. Do I let this show in romantic relationships from the get go?