Dating is no easy feat. The last time I went on a date, it was 1992. I was 9 years old. I wore a Garfield T-shirt. He never called me back. As a single and childless person, it's still an exceptionally challenging thing. I can't imagine what it's like for a woman with eight children from her previous relationship -- did we mention said woman is also in the midst of suing her ex?
I'm talking (of course) about Kate Gosselin. Part of me feels intense empathy when I hear reports the likes of which are circulating now. They say that the 38-year-old mom is lonely and, after her last relationship, is more than ready to move on to something new. But then there's the rest of me -- and that part thinks there's more to this than a simple case of a lonely heart searching for its missing piece.
Kate, according to her very talkative friends, is eager to hook herself up with an eligible guy. But being who she is, she has, of course, an exacting list of standards that her potential Mr. Right must meet. They include a steady income, a passion for kids, and the list even includes a height requirement.
But I think there's more to this than meets the eye. Kate could have started quietly going out on dates, having friends set her up with potential matches. She didn't need this news parroted about town. It makes me think that after a tough year, including a lawsuit against her ex Jon Gosselin and a failed book launch, she's trying to get back into the television game. After all, what could make her sound more appealing to T.V. folks than adding a Bachelorette-style angle to the whole deal? It sounds to me like someone has her eye on a new T.V. show.
Do you think Kate's really looking for love or just another job?
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