Whenever kids are involved, dating takes even more careful consideration about who you let in your life and why. It’s one thing to date wholly inappropriate people and have a casual fling when it’s just two consenting adults. When one or both of you have children, you should probably know with some degree of certainty – that the person you are seeing is a viable romantic partner. It also helps when they aren’t clinically insane.
I know of two friends that are dating single parents right now. They are going through vastly different experiences trying to navigate new romances with people who have children. It makes it pretty clear that the way you handle challenges makes a world of difference.
While one relationship seems to be solid, the other is rocky and full of drama. I can only speculate, but it seems that it’s a maturity thing – or lack thereof.
Dating a single parent can be a really rewarding experience, especially when everyone agrees the kids come first. A lot of people actually struggle with this and I think it ends up being a deal breaker a lot of times.
Have you found ways to successfully date while single parenting? What advice would you give someone who is trying to juggle work, parenting, and a love life?
What pitfalls should you avoid to give the romance a chance of working out?
Are you childless and dating someone with kids? What was the good, bad, and ugly? How do you make it work?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog