You will have to plan dates around their schedule and it might be difficult to get used to.
When people start dating and having romantic relationships in their late teens and early twenties, few are concerned with the possibility of dating a single parent.
But as these same daters progress into their twenties and thirties the begin to discover that, a significant portion of their dating pool have children by their previous partners.
In fact a recent CNN story suggests that there are nearly 12 million single mothers living in the US alone, assuming there is an equal number of single fathers that is nearly 10% of the adult population!
Clearly if you stay single long enough then chances are good that you will come across a potential partner who is also a parent.
If you don’t think you can handle it, you should let the person you are dating know as soon as you can to avoid causing them a lot of heartache later on.
Tip #2 – Accept The Fact That You Will Need To Be Flexible About Spending Time Together.
The first thing you should know is that a single mom or dad won’t have as much time to go on dates and just hang out as people without children do.In most cases, a single parent will feel that their children should come first, and you need to respect that.It is an interesting dynamic and it brings up some challenges, and unfortunately not everyone is able to handle it.Tip #1 – Assess Your Ability To Be A Good Partner For A Single Parent.
For whatever reason, some people don’t have the flexibility, patience, tolerance and other personal characteristics that a single parent needs in a romantic partner.It is important that you understand this before starting a relationship.