What’s good and not when dating as a single parent?
If you looked through our research about singles in the US, you must remember that there are more single parents who have kids (21%) that are currently dating someone, than singles without kids (16%). However, we know what indecisive reasons stop single parent to start dating. You must be really tired of combining looking after kids and working…it’s clear. However, it doesn’t mean that you should forget about your love life. We think it will be amazing for you to go back to romantic times and enjoy your new relationship. Here you will find really good advice giving by a relationship expert Whitney Casey. Hopefully, you will feel confident when dating as a single parent.
- Forget about “baby talk”
When on a date, avoid mentioning your kids, your new flirtation’s kids, and your friends’ kids. If your first date goes well, you will have a lot of time to discuss your children. The most important is to find out about each other and understand if you match each other. Even if you share thoughts about your busy life you are living, don’t blame your kids! Talk about yourself and get to know your new dating partner and leave “baby talks” for the third date minimum.
- Don’t hide the fact that you are a parent
As we have already said above, it is best to keep all conversations about children for the future. However, you don’t have to lie and pretend to be single without kids. It can really disappoint your new dating partner if you tell him/her that you have kids after a few months of being in a relationship. Be proud of having kids and tell it to your potential boyfriend/girlfriend before you have a first date. It is obviously nice to date someone who accepts this fact and still is interested in meeting with you.
- Bring yourself a fresh look
You could be very busy with taking care of your kids and completely forgot about your look. If you are planning a date with someone you like, think of a new outfit to feel more confident and look nicer. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to dress yourself up from your head to toes, but a new pair of shoes, some accessories, and a stylish haircut would be perfect!
- Introduce a new partner to your kids
There are two ways that work; however, each case is unique. So, the first one is you can introduce your all partners to your kids and see how they get on together. Maybe your kids will like the fact that their mom or dad has a lot of new friends. Another way is to keep your dating partner in secret until you are sure your relationship is serious. Then, you can introduce him/her to your child. But your kid may not like the person you have chosen. Try both ways and see what feels more comfortable for everyone.
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