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.
And Baumgartner says that single parents need to consider that this may be true.
Single mothers protect their children from guys they just started dating and you should respect that. Visit our sister site The Gloss’ dating page, brought to you in partnership with How About We.We recommend ' Tell me Honey...2000 Questions for Couples' from Amazon.com, also available as an instant download ebook.If you find that you are interested in, attracted to, or seriously wanting to build a relationship with a single mom, there are some things you should know. Dating a single mom doesn’t have to be like walking on eggshells, but in some cases, dating a single mom just isn’t the same thing as dating a single girl with no responsibilities. Dating a single mom offers a wide range of benefits. This step is more for your protection than anything else.A friend of mine is a single mother to an adorable 3 year old boy.She had been dating a guy – let’s call him Jim – for about a month and he hadn’t met her son yet.This is the age of the blended family, and for every family, that carries a different meaning.TIP: When dating a single mom, asking the right questions and understanding each other's expectations can make a huge difference.On the other hand, for this reason, many men also view the single mom as a great opportunity for a fling. It is 2008 and the United States Census indicates that America is home to over 11 million single parents.The chances that you as a single man will find yourself dating one then, are pretty good.Though still a young man, he has watched society descend into its present morass with great sadness, combined with a determination to help make things better.He tweets when there's something worth tweeting here.