Advice on dating a single parent
Dating after divorce doesn’t have to be any trickier than any other transition in your life, and people have to let go of the taboo that divorced families are “broken.” They’re not.
Being a single parent and constantly occupied in looking after your kids can be very demanding and tedious.The effects can be positive or negative, and in some rare cases, they can even be dangerous.When you’re engaging in single parent dating, be sure to use some common sense. I dated while I was a single mother, and so has one of my daughters and several of my friends.Besides, yearning to lead a social life that you always wanted to, can provoke your fantasies.But, what is more important is how happy and cheerful you can keep yourself despite these struggles and difficulties.Use other means to keep in touch – texting, phone calls and emails and value the time you do get together. Meeting – if, when and how you meet the kids has to be the decision of the parent.
They will naturally be reticent about introducing someone new into their children’s lives too soon – they will usually want to be sure of the relationship themselves first. Attention – it is natural to want your new love to lavish you with attention and affection but if you are dating a single parent the chances are their kids get the largest share of their attention.
Remember you are the grown up and they are the kids – talk to your date if you don’t know how to be with them. Be yourself – try not to adopt a certain role, or lavish children with gifts to win their affection, they will see through you.
You are setting yourself up for a fall later on if you pretend to be something you are not. Adult relationship – make sure that you continue to see your date as a man/woman in their own right rather than just as a parent.
These tips on single parent dating will come handy and let you out of any dating dilemmas.
With the high divorce rate, there are plenty of single moms and single dads, and many of them are ready to “get back on the horse that threw them.” Dating can be difficult in any situation, but single parent dating has its own set of problems.
Most single parents are dating because they want to shed their role as mum or dad for a while and engage in the adult world.