This article presents some guidelines to help you, your children and your new date be more comfortable, and assure that things go smoothly.
As a responsible parent, you’ll want to be very cautious about whom you date and eventually bring home for the safety and well-being of your child(ren).
You may feel guilty or unsure about whether dating is OK.
Hoping your new love interest gets along with your cat is one thing.
But for single parents looking to blend not just lives (and pets) but entire families, dating takes on an entirely new level of complexity.
Don’t introduce someone to your child(ren) until the relationship is getting serious.
When a dating relationship doesn’t work out, the breakup can actually be harder on children than the parent.
As for your perspective, finding your place within an existing parental relationship can be fraught with insecurities and big unknowns.
You might be thinking “what if (the child) doesn’t like me? ” or “what happens when I have to deal with the ex?
As a single parent, you probably have so little free time that dating seems an impossible task.
Yet, single parents are dating in unprecedented numbers, so if you’re looking for another head of household to date, you’ll find one.
I take advantage of my downtime..when he's at sports practice, I'll read a book.