Kate Gosselin opened up about dating again 10 years after her divorce from Jon Gosselin and explained whether or not she can ever see herself walking down the aisle again.
“[The dating show] was my idea so I was definitely on board,” the 44-year-old reality star told Fox News in a piece published Monday when asked about her new show on TLC “Kate Plus Date.” (SLIDESHOW: These Women On Instagram Hate Wearing Clothes)
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“I’ve been divorced for 10 years and it felt fun and exciting and it was actually my idea because there is more than, I mean there’s many single parents out there, and a lot of them are too, like me, too tired to date, too exhausted, busy taking care of your kids and that’s how I found myself in that position in the first place,” she added. (SLIDESHOW: 142 Times Josephine Skriver Barely Wore Anything)
The former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star then explained that dating online just wasn’t an option because it “creeps me out” and having a film crew with her made her feel “safe.”
“I know it works for people. Not slating it,” Gosselin shared. “But it was that option or not dating at all.”
“It’s real dating. It’s real guys that are really single,” she added.”I was willing, but we found some [men], and the truth is it ended up being so much more than just a dating show. I learned so much about myself, about people’s intentions, about why they do what they do, it got me out of the house and I even got out of the house alive, so that I could go on some date.”
The reality star said dating again 20 years later was “extremely intimidating” and admitted a lot has changed since she and Jon first got together.
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“It was completely different. Completely different. I couldn’t even take any [of the] things I had learned from dating back when I was 20-something,” Kate admitted. “I was 20. Single. Social media didn’t even exist. Now I’m a parent of eight kids with all of the social media and technology, and honestly, it was like I didn’t even have times of reflecting back because that information was all but useless to me.”
“It was like two different people dating and that’s what was so scary because it was like completely new and super scary with a lot of pressure on me to get it right this time for the sake of myself and my kids, so it was very intimidating,” she added. “Extremely intimidating.”
And when asked if she thinks marriage will ever be in her future again, she explained that, “I don’t like the ‘M’ word.”
“Everybody keeps saying that and that actually gives me like anxiety and panic honestly,” Gosselin shared. “But I mean, again, that’s a situation we’ll deal with it when we get there and I don’t even think that by the time somebody is talking about getting married if it’s right, I don’t, it’s obviously not going to cause me anxiety and panic.”
Gosselin concluded stating, “So I can’t say yes and I can’t say no.”
Kate and Jon have eight kids together, eighteen year-old twin daughters Madelyn and Cara and 15-year-old sextuplets – Aaden, Alexis, Collin, Hannah, Joel and Leah.