Advice on dating and single moms
Again, a single mom's free time is precious, and she's probably in need of some grownup-style fun (that doesn't just refer to sex, but that, too).
While what's considered "fun" varies greatly from woman to woman; some may simply crave a kids-free Netflix night in. John advises you to "think adventurous." After a divorce, she says, a mom might be on a journey of self-rediscovery."Even a beautiful dinner out, where she doesn’t have to force-feed a small person broccoli or do the washing-up, would be perfect," Good adds.
Dating is..adventure, and one that evokes so many feelings as you bravely put yourself out there: Hope, elation, disappointment, anxiety, frustration, passion.
If you're moving on after a divorce, or you've been single but you're back on the apps for the first time in awhile, this emotional roller coaster definitely includes some extra twists and turns when you're a mom.
This is especially important when you've recently made a major transition, such as a divorce or a big move.
You'll want to make sure you're fully healed from your breakup, and that any decisions you'll be making will come from a place of self love.
A lot of money."Spontaneity is a challenge for single mothers—especially if their kids are younger than high school age.
So before you post a profile or say yes to that coffee date, wait until you're sure "you're strong enough to handle the setbacks, the ghosting, and other potentially bad behavior out there," says Lucy Good, founder of Beanstalk, an online community for single mothers."Dating requires resilience, and things won't always go smoothly.