Advice on dating a single mom

13-Jan-2020 11:01

Single moms date for as many different reasons as people without kids, and are as likely or unlikely to be open to a serious relationship as anyone else.

Moreover, very few single moms view their families as "incomplete" in the absence of a second parent — we aren't desperately looking to fill some gap because we simply don't feel that our single-parent families are "missing" anything.

Adjusting from one parent to two requires so many massive shifts and arduous transitional periods — no single mom is rushing to do all that work. I'm sure you're great and all, my dude, but no one is trying to crown you "dad" after like three solid dates.

Did we mention that we told the babysitter we'd be home by p.m., but there's hella traffic, and there's no way we're getting home anywhere close to on time?Suddenly, their needs almost always come behind yours (OK, sometimes before yours, too) but ahead of everyone else.This doesn't mean that the single mom you're dating doesn't care about your needs. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.

Did we mention that we told the babysitter we'd be home by p.m., but there's hella traffic, and there's no way we're getting home anywhere close to on time?Suddenly, their needs almost always come behind yours (OK, sometimes before yours, too) but ahead of everyone else.This doesn't mean that the single mom you're dating doesn't care about your needs. Meredith collects data to deliver the best content, services, and personalized digital ads.We partner with third party advertisers, who may use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on sites and applications across devices, both on our sites and across the Internet.But it is a good idea to ask questions more than you project assumptions.