Single parent dating tips
Are you a single parent? Make dating easier for yourself and your potential partner with these tips by Julie Jenel Yeo
Dating advice for single parents:
Are you a single parent?
Make dating easier for yourself and your potential partner with these tips by Julie Jenel Yeo
Do decide what your dating goals are. Is the date just for fun or are you looking for a potential life mate? Be clear and honest with yourself.
Do ask lots of questions and be straight up about having children. Never pretend you don’t, just so that you can get a date.
If your children are old enough to understand, do tell them that you are dating.
Take your time before introducing a prospective new family member, but make sure that you do keep your kids well informed.
Do stick to your dating criteria and don’t be swayed just because you are having a good time.
Don’t forget that if your date doesn’t have children, chances are that they don’t necessarily want to chat about your kids constantly. And don’t be mad at them because of it. It’s natural.
Don’t talk about your children or ex-wife in detail until you are very comfortable with the person you are dating.
If someone cannot grasp your role as mother or father and the commitments that entails, dump them swiftly.
Make sure that your prospective partner understands the shared responsibilities of being part of your family.
If you find that your date doesn’t take to your children you have probably been dating the wrong person.
If you don’t want any more children, be clear from the outset. If you have 2 children and you are 39, enough may be enough.
Do not let your kids views on your date influence your own judgment. A child may be jealous of losing attention.
Don’t stress out. Dating as a single parent can be stressful at first, but you’ll get back into the swing of things in no time. Just remember to relax and enjoy yourself.
About the Author:
Julie is the creator of Singapore Mother & Parents Facebook Group.
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