It's been an awful long time since I've had a serious girlfriend. I've date fairly regularly but have never actually introduced someone to my daughter. I've met women who are my "type" but would not be suitable to bring into her life. I've met women who aren't my "type" who would be suitable.
And I feel, to a certain extent, I seem to be getting more, not less picky. I can't quite give in to the idea of intro'ng her to to someone I've gone on just a few dates with.
I've also had this prevailing notion that her having me "all to herself" was something she really valued. Well we had a chat this weekend which dispelled that notion. She talked about how it would be cool to have another parent of sorts in her life (her mom has remarried to a really cool guy).
Here's the meta-issue, over the past several years (and for those of you who've been with me through the dark years, you get it) I have not been what I would consider to be commitment worthy material. I'm moving the scale towards being more that guy.
But I realize that I have to give a lot of myself in a relationship so is it possible that I'm afraid of not always being able to giving myself 100% to her. Maybe I don't want to share her.
Or maybe I just don't want to share me, who knows? But I think at some level she sees what her mom has with her new husband and she wants something similar for me. And that would be right on track with what I love about her and what makes her the special daughter that she is.