Single Parents Can Date

When you think about it, single parents have so much on their plates that they should not even be allowed to have a relationship. After all, between work and taking care of their children, their 24 hours is not even enough to complete both jobs. But humans have a need for affiliation and romantic relationships are great ways to de-stress and renew your spirit. If you have found a great guy by chance and you feel that they will be a great partner for you, why not give it a shot?

Remember though that you are not dating around here and that you have just met someone you feel you can be serious with. That is what puts some single parents out there in the dating scene in trouble. They date around and actively seek for partners. You just do not have the time for this “single” stuff. It will not only eat your time with your kid, you will also be subjecting the kid to different men or women and that is not a good example to show them. In the situation that you are in, your priority should always be your child and no one else.

If you find love along the way, good for you but you do not actively seek for it. You do not go out every night and flirt with guys. You do not spend nights with random men in search of men who can become your partner. You do not spend the nights with your girlfriends partying when you should be at home with your child. As painful as this sounds, you lost the right to act single when you got pregnant and bore a child.

Single parents should only date when they met somebody by chance and felt in their gut that they can be serious with that person or when the person is recommended by a friend and therefore, a date that is already filtered. If it is some random guy or gal that you do not really know and have no initial feelings for, better save your effort for another one. Single parents can date but only when it is already serious and if the potential partner is also looking for something serious. If not, don’t.

You should also watch out for your schedule. It is not good to do it constantly because remember that your child needs you too.  A once-a-week date is good but more than that can be a problem except of course when you can bring the date over to the house but that of course can happen only when you have already dated the guy or the gal for a long while now.

Dating while you are a single parent is okay but only if you know your priorities and you have the control to stick by it. Otherwise, just focus on your child and wait until you are mature enough to handle both a relationship and your child at the same time.

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