Getting back in the dating game as a single parent

If you’ve been single for a while then there is going to come a time when you are ready to join the dating scene again. If, on top of this, you are a single parent, things can be even trickier. The chances are that you will eventually meet someone you are serious about and you will want to introduce them to your children.

When you and your partner have decided that the time is right for a first meeting obviously you want things to go well. There are a number of ways to help this happen so that the chances of any bad first impressions are kept to a minimum. Remember that first impressions count.

The first thing to do is to choose the venue. It always best to have a first meeting on neutral territory. If you have it at your home, your children might feel that their space is being invaded and if your partner doesn’t have children then his or her place might not be a good idea.

You should choose a fun place to go so that the kids can enjoy themselves and then they will remember it as a fun day out. Remember this meeting is more about them than you and your partner. You are the adults and the children need to feel that you are thinking about their feelings at a time like this.

The age of your children will dictate to a certain extent what you can do. If they are young then a trip to the zoo or the park is a good idea. If they are older then there are more options available to you. Then you can all maybe go for a meal together somewhere. Whatever you decide, make sure they enjoy themselves and then it can only bode well for the future.


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