I fear I'll be my mother who divorced at 36 and never dated again!!Immersed her life in her kids (or used it as an excuse to NOT get over the fear of dating after being married 15 years). I'd rather stay at home with my kids and either go out or just sit home and relax!Whether it’s having to plan everything three weeks in advance or pretending you’re ‘just friends’ for the first six months of dating – here are 11 things no-one tells you about dating a single parent. Planning Thinking of being romantic and rocking up with a picnic basket and a bottle of champagne on a warm summer’s evening? Spontaneity for a single parent means 48 hours notice and clock watching for the best part of the evening because the babysitter needs to be home by eleven. Single parents are hot Because there’s nothing like seeing someone being totally selfless to make you really fancy them. And your single parent partner won’t be demanding Ain’t no such thing as late night phone calls insisting on your whereabouts or the cold shoulder because you can’t see them until Thursday when there’s three under fives to feed.
Plus, I'd love to show her a nice nuclear family 1 day... Right" (if there is one) :) that I will look back and regret not spending that extra time with my son... He's 5 now and wants all my time, not sure that when he's a teenager he'll feel the same way. I feel it makes more sense to use what little personal time I have away from my daughter to focus on ME, not a man.As a responsible parent, you’ll want to be very cautious about whom you date and eventually bring home for the safety and well-being of your child(ren).You may feel guilty or unsure about whether dating is OK. Harry Potter World Disneyland Paris, Winter Wonderland and the latest Pixar movie are all legitimate date activities. The more the merrier Whilst kids from a previous relationship can often carry the unfair label of ‘baggage’, actually, having more than one dimension to a relationship is a massive plus – and what’s not to love about a mini-them to add to the mix?
:)I'm a single mom by choice (got old and had my daughter on my own)... with no family near and older single friends who I decided to leave our comfortable lifestyle of wine clubs and travel - who just don't understand parenthood nor have interest in babysitting... But you're right, having a child all of a sudden takes away all that "need" to seek out a spouse (at least for me).