Single men dating single moms
When you’re dating a single mom, let her handle 100% of the kids’ discipline.
The only exception to this rule is if she specifically asks for your support or help.
Of course, you can support her and encourage her, but don’t contact her ex on her behalf or get involved in an ongoing court battle over their custody agreement.
It’s important to give your relationship time to develop.
In other relationships, you may have been able to gauge a woman’s feelings for you by how much time and energy she put into your relationship.
Be the kind of boyfriend who can listen to the things she’s going through without trying to “solve” every problem for her. Offering support and encouragement along the way will help you build a stronger bond together.And to be fair, that stuff can be a pain in the ass, but every part of being a mom requires coordination to a degree that seems super-human to non-parents.The truth is, booking a babysitter is a minor, easily attainable detail about dating as a single mom compared to the actual big variable we have to deal with: the people we date. As if existing as a woman isn't an inherently foreign enough concept for dudes, throw the element of parenthood int the mix and they are wildly shooting in the dark when it comes to understanding our lives. Turns out, a lot of things about how women parent and date have changed in the last 30 years.While some people who don't have kids somehow magically slide into dating a mom with ease and a shocking lack of burdensome presumptions, most people we date... I know, man, it's crazy how women aren't frozen in time. No one grows up assuming they're going to find themselves dating a single mom one day, and no one is flawless at it, even the people who are comparatively really good at it.
Here's are some things you can do, though, that us single moms would definitely appreciate if dating us is something you're trying to do: Anyone who doesn't have kids unavoidably has ideas about what life with a kid is like.
But when you're a human whose ability to keep a tight schedule is in part dictated by a tiny human who doesn't give half a sh*t about schedules, maybe be slightly more forgiving.