Recovering after divorce or a breakup can be incredibly difficult.
When you add children to the mix, the pain and confusion grows tenfold.
Finding a way to co-parent with your ex is crucial, especially when you finally feel ready to start dating to again.
Here are six tips to keep in mind now that you are dating as a single dad: 1. It’s never a good idea to jump right into a relationship again after just ending a long-term partnership.
Looking for a new partner, however, can be downright frightening.
In fact many single parents who are gun shy after divorce go in one of two directions.
Also, don't forget to schedule relaxation and alone time for yourself! Ask For Introductions – Many single moms are shy about letting people know they are single and ready to mingle.
Feeling sexy again is the first obstacle to getting back on the dating saddle, but once they’ve overcome that, they don’t know where to look for a new mate. Here are 7 of my top tips for single moms to help new love blossom this Spring.1.
Unless you are in a committed, long-term relationship then discretion is the name of the game when dating as a single father. There are plenty of women out there that have no connection to your children’s lives. There are landmines everywhere once you start dating within your kids’ social circle, just don’t. You shouldn’t be introducing a woman to your kids until you’re in a committed LTR with her, period. If you feel she is LTR worthy, and she has earned the right to meet your kids, then introduce her to them as your “girlfriend.” This label is important, kids need to know who this person is.
Remember, your kids are your first priority, your dating life comes after that. Calling her your “friend” just confuses them because they know there is more to it, kids are perceptive. If you’re not calling her your “girlfriend” then she doesn’t exist to your children.
An added benefit of dating a single mother is the ability to share parenting advice, and outings with all the kids can be a blast. Understand why she is a single mother and this will give you a window into her character.
Tread carefully and take time to vet them properly.