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Single Parent Dating

Dec 19, 2007
As a single parent most of your time is taken up by working and taking care of the kids. Dating really does not fall into either of these categories, but even single parents need to make time to take a few dates and meet new people. Just because you have children does not forbid you from having some type of social life. Single parent dating is a bit different that dating as a single because there are children involved. Even kids can like someone other than a natural parent. The thing you have to watch for as a single parent dating is who you introduce to your children.

After the first date is not the time to meet the children. Usually after a few dates and you know more about the other person and some of their likes and dislikes would be a good time to introduce them. You want to know someone very well before involving your children. If you find out the person really does not care for children, it would be wise to move on. Most people who do not like children are not going to change their mind because they like you.

Without being to obvious, you want to know if the person likes kids, likes to do things as a family type thing and if they can be around kids for long periods. Not everyone who likes children can be around them for long periods. You might find someone that treats you like a queen or a king but does not want to have a family. This can be unfortunate, but it is better to find out early when dating than after months of dating. Single parent dating can be fun. You can plan things with the kids and make things fun.

Everyone knows that when you take children to the zoo or to a water park, everyone laughs and has fun. You want to plan things like this before settling in for the night of watching television and waiting for the children to go to bed. Some children are better when they are having fun than when they are at home with nothing to do. Make sure you do fun things with the children before planning a night at home. It will make things easier if the children act up. Single parents do find love and can live happy lives after parenthood.

If you are a single parent entering the dating world, you might be a little apprehensive about certain things, but if you plan the first date for dinner and maybe a club or lounge, you can get to know each other a little better and become comfortable with each other. Being comfortable on a date is important on the first date or the second date may not happen. Never hide the fact that you have children, you can mention their ages and names and then move on to yourself. The date should go rather well with a nice conversation and a dinner. Please do not underestimate yourself. I am sure that you will have a great date.
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