To others, the word summons horrific memories of blind dates that made you want to run for the hills.For me, the word triggers memories of blown money, awkward silences, over-analyzed text messages, and just straight-up awkwardness.
The gal that you're interested in dating is a single mom. You're drawn to her because she is very mature and independent (and beautiful, no doubt)—you like that.
But along with her fears, feelings, and needs that you have to be willing to give your all to, she might have a few kids that will need that same sort of support and love as well.
By fulfilling their needs they will be more able to give their children what they need.
Dating a single parent can be challenging for some people.
But, then again, I only heard that through the grapevine, so I may be wrong.(I'm not wrong.)Rule #3: Do NOT Bring Up Her Ex That's none of your business … Sure, if you get into a more serious relationship with her, her ex will more than likely be brought up, but for the time being, get to know her—not why she is a single mom. Rule #4: Man Up and Be a Gentleman She may or may not have been emotionally broken in the past—you don't really know. Don't you dare split the check with her on the first date!
Either way, do what you can to show her that you are a decent guy—open the door for her (yes, the car door and the door into the restaurant), speak kindly about her and other people, be genuinely interested in her. Don't be coughing up the big bucks at some fancy restaurant just so you can get some later. Rule #5: Give Her the Support That She Needs I've never been a single mom before, but I know a few, and they have got a ton on their plate.
It requires you to be able to deal with lots of different feelings, be patient and understanding when the kids come first and also to be clear about what it is you want from a relationship.
It is not the right kind of relationship for everyone and even though you may get on great with your date you need to be honest if you are struggling with the whole package.
Make sure that you continue to see your date as a man/woman in their own right rather than just as a parent.