Dating. I would imagine that everyone has some sort of reaction to that word. To some, the word evokes memories of romantic moments with a significant other. 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 female race is an elusive and intimidating breed. You never know what is going on in a woman’s mind. In fact, I would venture to say that there are times when even they don’t know what they’re thinking, so you have GOT to be on your toes. That’s why dating is so difficult! Once you think you’ve got them figured out, you get clocked in the head with their purse, and you have to look for another gal to date.
Now that you’ve got some fond (or not-so-fond) memories of dating bouncing around in your head, I’m going to throw another element into the mix that will make the dating game a little more advanced.
The gal that you’re interested in dating is a single mom.
Take a deep breath.
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.
So, I’ve scoured the interwebs for tips that should help when dating a single mom. Here are eight rules that I think will lead you in the right direction.
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