I have to laugh because dating never was easy and now it is simply that much more complicated. To say the least dating could be close to impossible when you're a single mom. Between work, school, play dates, sports, kids birthday parties, sleepless nights and babysitting dilemmas - it's a miracle you had been able to meet someone. Which was challenging enough right? Wrong! Now you must to make here we are at this person inside your already over loaded schedule and when they make the cut, integrate them to your family.
Surprisingly being a single mom can have its benefits when beginning to date again. You never have to be stuck on the bad date again. Calling to check on the babysitter you find out you must return home because she's an emergency. Well that's what you tell your date, who's as boring as reading a dictionary. A pretend text can work just as well. Ending a brand new relationship is equally as easy and hassle free, "I don't have time for a relationship at this time between work, and the kids and their crazy schedules. It's just not fair which i don't have enough time for you." Translation - next.
Alright you found a keeper, what now? Immediately make sure to have reliable babysitters. Many people only have one maybe two. Acquire some referrals from friends and family and fall into line at least two more. Nothing can kill your brand-new relationship before it starts like standing up your new beau, or if you have to cancel last minute and he's already dished out a chunk of change for concert tickets.
Now you found the man, have a slew of babysitters available, and things are moving to a more serious level. You naturally have questions. Where and when should he meet your child/children, how often should be around? Resort to your friends and get their opinions as everyone and each situation differs. If they aren't much help, visit a single mom blog or website and get their opinions. Obviously you aren't going to get him to move in the very first month but try to limit exposure for any bit.