Your kids will resent it and may even end up holding a grudge against him. If your presence at the game would mean the world to your child, find an alternate time to be with your boyfriend. If you've taken it slow and developed the relationship over time, breaking up can be hard for both you and your children. Sit down with your kids, explain the situation, and listen to their concerns.Like maybe when they are spending the weekend with their Dad or are away on a camping trip. And give them and yourself time to heal before jumping back into the dating pool.If you are with a very recently single mother she may still have feelings for her ex, after all, they did have a child together. Dating someone when an ex is still in the picture, even moreso when it is her child's father, can be a bit awkward at first. Single moms have much, much more to worry about than when you're going to call next.Be careful and watch for signs that she really isn't over him but make sure you communicate any concerns you have with her directly. Her hands are full as it is so throw the games out the window.Playing them can back fire dramatically when she decides you're more trouble than you're worth.
If your kids are young, just imagine how many years you'll be out of the dating scene before they leave home. Don't expect your kids to be overjoyed when you first start dating. Explain that you love them, but you also like to spend time with your friends (just like they do). And as the adult, you get to make the decisions and not your kids. But they shouldn't be the main topic of conversation during your date.We Don't Need a Rescue Many men are scared to date single moms because they imagine she will be clingy and want to settle down immediately. In reality, most men find dating single moms to be entirely refreshing because the single moms typically have no interest whatsoever in settling down with a man until they get to know him. perhaps some of us feel that way, but most of us single moms are just fine with our man-free lives.In fact, your biggest challenge may be proving your worth!I liked being with him as well and there could have been something there, but I just couldn't deal with the manipulation of my valuable time.Above all else, dating single moms appreciate your honesty.Doing otherwise can end up making your kids angry or jealous. It's natural to feel like a teenager with raging hormones when you start dating again.When it's time for the kids to meet this great new man, make it a casual meeting somewhere other than home. But the bedroom is not the best place to start a relationship.Little things like that will earn you major, major brownie points.Don't just say you care, prove it by stepping up and helping out around the house and in her life.Find more tips on How to Date a Single Mom on Alaina's blog, Ms. By Alaina Sheer of Single for Single Parent Single moms know this is a great way of meeting other singles who respect being a parent.Single Parent is the perfect place for a single woman to find a single dad.