Category Archives: The Balancing Act: Dating Advice for Single Parents

Dating After Divorce: When To Take The Single Out Of Single Mom

Worried single mother figures out when to date again
Figuring out when to start dating post breakup or divorce isn’t always easy, and it can be especially hard for single parents. Everyone’s situation is different and depending on the circumstances surrounding your split, you may need time for the emotional dust to settle before looking for love again. As you’re easing into a new routine with your kid(s) you might feel too overwhelmed to even think about dating – and that’s okay! Read more

Why You Should Break Your Dating Rules At Least Once

A mom looks for dates online
When I decided I was ready to seriously date as a single mom, I came up with a laundry list of dating rules for myself. It was uncharted territory for me, and frankly pretty scary. In my mind I was dating for two now – not just one. If I wanted to make sure the next man I fell for would be a good role model for my son, I had to be a hell of a lot pickier. Dating in my 20s was about hooking up, while starting to date again in my 30s was about settling down. I’d worked hard to build a stable life for my son and myself after becoming a single mom, and I wanted to be extremely cautious about the men I let into it. Read more

Single Parents: How And Why You Should Get Back In The Dating Game

single mom leaves home to go on a date
Let’s face it; dating as a single parent is challenging. Time constraints, worrying about other people's expectations and fear of the unknown can often make the process feel stressful and complicated. Still, the obstacles that we face while dating as single parents shouldn’t deter us from looking for our next big love and even having some fun. Read more