She's smart, strong, and beautiful, but also a bit of a mystery. How can you make this relationship work? And how do you let her know that you're not just playing games—without getting overly involved too soon?
Miranda Hobbs did it in Sex and The City. These TV single moms managed to date, and even made it look easy. But those of us single moms in the real world know that life can be challenging when trying to juggle your kids, job, friends, errands, workouts, and meeting the love of your life.
Need some dating advice for single parents? In this particular dating game, single dads and single moms dating have more to think about than just themselves. They also have to consider their kids.
Last time I wrote about how becoming a single mother meant having your entire life flipped upside-down. Single moms need friendship, long for meaningful companionship, and can easily be frustrated and impatient with not having someone to share the responsibilities. As a single mom it is very likely you will want to date sooner than later.
Here's the truth: dating while divorcing with young kids is complicated. It's complicated, and messy, and full of panicky meltdowns where you turn the manual sideways and wonder if you're actually doing it all wrong. But surprisingly, despite the enormous amount of people in this position, my recent Google searches on dating with kids post-divorce have turned up next to nothing on the subject.
Skip navigation! Story from Relationships. When people talk about dating as a single motherthey generally speak in can'ts, won'ts, and don'ts.
Are you looking for some dating tips to ease your way back into the singles scene? Dating after your divorce can be intimidating not only logistically, but also emotionally. How will the kids react?
Dating is a minefield whatever your situation. It took me a long time to get over the stigma of being a single parent — especially when it came to dating. I now realise that my family is something to celebrate, rather than hide, and that the right person will recognise this also.