Now that you've got some fond (or not-so-fond) memories of dating bouncing around in your head, I'm going to throw another element into the mix that will make the dating game a little more advanced.
Put in the effort into making it special every time. Our relationship will not flow like other peoples’ relationships.
Effort = Planning in advance, which means I feel like you respect my time. Sharing hobbies and traveling together are important aspects in evolving relationships.
At the same time, I’m taking on the responsibility, that naturally, two people should share. Time with you = Time away from my kid which means you better make sure it is worth it.
I put in everything I’ve got- physically and emotionally- so he never has to feel like he’s missing a parent. If I am going to be with you, I want you to fuel me in some way. It’s not that I can’t be strong on my own, but everyone deserves fulfilling companionship. That doesn’t mean we have to have candlelit dinners or climb a mountain every time we’re together.
But along with her fears, feelings, and needs that you have to be willing to give your all to, she might have a few kids that will need that same sort of support and love as well.
So, I've scoured the interwebs for tips that should help when dating a single mom.
If love is about putting in the effort to understand one another, then it’s my duty to express who I am and what I feel.
Through this exercise, I put together a few guidelines for dating a single mom. I have my child with me most of the time, and the joy that comes from that is a true blessing.
While our coupled friends are planning to run a marathon together, I’m still trying to find a babysitter for our date next week. But I have a guard up to protect not one, but two people.