Whether you're six months post-divorce or six years, there is no "right" time to start dating. If you're dying to get out of the house, call your girlfriends for a night out. If you're looking to get your heart pounding, try some cardio.
"Perhaps a better question than when is why," says Christine Baumgartner, relationship coach at The Perfect Catch. Expecting dating to fulfill all your needs is unrealistic and might attract (or cause you to accept) people who aren't right for you.
Getting back into the dating game as a single parent can seem daunting. Our relationship experts help you navigate the single-parent dating scene. " Sometimes, Baumgartner says, the voids in your life may be better filled in ways other than dating.
How much should you tell your kids -- or the cutie across the table?
With the weight of parental responsibility resting on one pair of shoulders instead of two, finding ‘you time is a real challenge.
Nevertheless, finding a few moments amidst the hustle and bustle of children is essential for your own well-being.
"I tell clients that having some time for 'just themselves' is important," she says.
We know that compatibility at a deep level in key dimensions of your personality is at the heart of successful relationships.
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Many single parents feel that they are dating not only for themselves, but also for their children; they seek to find a loving partner a good role model for their children.
Other single parents feel that the parenting side of things is already under control; they simply seek a relationship with someone who understands the commitment of parenthood.