You’d be surprised at how many single mothers go on long rants on their dating profiles about how their children already have a father and how they are not looking for a new father, blah, blah, blah.
Trust me, the rest of us have no desire to try to replace your child’s other parent, but when you talk about it so much, it makes us start to wonder.
and most have never been caught, so they don’t appear on any sex offender list.
There is no reason why a guy on a dating site needs to see a picture of your children.
You may have been in relationships before where someone was very close to their family or had overprotective parents but nothing is quite the same as dating someone who has sole care of their children – especially if you have not got children yourself.
Here are some tips to bear in mind when you are dating a single parent.
The most important thing to remember is that the free time a single parent has is limited and it may not always be easy for them to get to see you.
So ask yourself, do you really want your 15-year old doing exactly what you are doing?
Wouldn’t you prefer to let them slowly discover their sexuality rather than throw them into the deep end of the pool? Even if a parent is dead, has abandoned them or is in prison for life, children often resent attempts by step-parents to parent them and see such things as manipulative efforts to replace a parent.
As a child psychiatrist, I have treated a large number of children who were harmed by the poor choices their parents made while dating.
I also saw parents do quite a few disturbing things while I was recently single and dating, but you don’t have to give up on dating with children; and you don’t have to be a spinster to protect your children if you are smart about it.