Her parents and everyone keep saying that she needs to not even think about dating and focus on her daughter and supporting her. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they're from BumFuckedHickville, right? Well, in small towns, girls grow up and get married before they're 20, so it's probably ingrained in her that finding a husband is the best thing to do to support and take care of her daughter. After all, she's certainly not going to be able to support Sofia on Buffalo Wild Wings tips when her parents decide that it's time for them to move out. It sounds like self preservation to me.