Dating in my late 20s has been so different than dating in my teens, which was the last time I dated before I was married.
Now that I'm divorced, dating as a single mom in my late 20s is an entirely different beast.
But being in a serious relationship as a single mom has taken so much patience and flexibility — patience and flexibility I didn't know I had.
I never realized how important trust — not just between my partner and me — would be, especially for my children.
This year I came home four times from college and he was in town every single time.
After I went back to campus each time Mom said, ‘I never get to see you!
After my husband and I divorced, I assumed that dating as a single parent wouldn't give me any of those things.
I had all these preconceived notions and ideas, like that I'd used up all the "great loves" allotted for my lifetime and that I'd only have mediocre partners from here on out, or that I'd thrown away the best loves I'd ever known.
I think it holds up well and is highly relevant in today's world.]Not of all of these reasons apply to everyone.And everyone has strong emotions and opinions about who is involved and what the outcome might be. Here are a number of dating “best practices” for single parents: 1.Realize that you’re not just forming a relationship; you’re creating a family.’ Yes, well, that’s because you were with your boy.” Dating for two is difficult; dating in a crowd is downright complicated.The kids are engaged, at least on some level, even when you don’t think they are.