Remember that you only have one chance to raise your children and having them play second fiddle to your dating life will have an irreparable impact on their self esteem. If your date is not interested in a life that includes children, where could this possibly be going? and not so desperate that you are willing to lie or hide your true life. AVOID DATES IN LOCATIONS WHERE YOU MIGHT RUN INTO PEOPLE WHO KNOW YOUR CHILD: It is always a good idea to meet in a public place for the first date for safety reasons.
With the hustle and bustle of working, raising kids and racing to extracurricular activities, making time for a social life can be challenging, especially for single parents whose personal time is a rare commodity—but they aren’t destined to a life of solitude.
The desire to find balance and become well rounded drives the single parent to schedule “me time” into their hectic schedules.
As you get to know each other, you could decide that a particular relationship isn’t for you.
Give yourself time to see if the relationship is going somewhere before introducing your children—They do not need to meet four different dates in a month. Explain the custody arrangement and your time limitations to your date.
If you are open, honest, discreet and approach your online dating experience with the time and care of finding a true quality relationship, magic can happen.