Dating as a single parent is tough! Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.
While some marry their high school sweetheart and live happily ever after, that is a rarity. Most of us waddle though the dating pool for years struggling to find our perfect match.
While this is nothing to be ashamed of, it is important to recognize the obstacles you may be up against when dating in the modern world.
And while dating is tough, so is being a single parent. Actually, being a single parent is significantly tougher than being a single dater these days. You already knew that though. Think about it: instead of juggling a date or three a month, you are juggling the entire life of another individual. Every aspect of their life is your responsibility.
While making sure your child is raised right, single parents tend to forget their own needs.
Dating gets pushed to the side. Still, eventually even the most unselfish of us has needs that need to be met. We need affection from someone other than our little one(s). So thoughts of dating again being to arise…
With these thoughts, many questions about single parent dating begin to come up,
- How do I make time to date?
- Do I tell the person I am dating I have a kid? And if so, when?
- How do I talk to my kid about my dating life?
- When do I introduce my child and my partner?
- Where can I meet people?
The list could go on and on…
All these single parent dating concerns are legitimate. No one said dating as a single parent was going to be easy. It can be tough, but eventually you are going to put yourself back out there. When you decide the time is right for you to begin dating again, you are going to need to carve time out of your schedule to do so.
Between your job, your child’s activities, and all of life’s daily struggles this is no easy task.
If you are determined to get back into the dating game as a single parent, you need to a concerted effort to make time to do so.
Read our single parent dating advice below to find easy ways on how to make time to date again