Everyone is under the impression that the hardest thing about dating when you're a single mom is ultimately scheduling. You have to arrange for your kid s to be taken care of — whether that's by a family member, a co-parent, or someone you're paying — anytime you want to so much as grab a quick drink with another person. 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. 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 This is especially true with the men we date.
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If you've won the love of a single mom, you've hit the relationship jackpot. Few love as selflessly and fiercely as a woman who's raised her kiddos on her own or mostly on her own. Need more convincing? We recently asked a handful of divorced moms to give their best elevator pitch for dating single mamas. She can roll with the punches. Any single mom you date likely has a lot on her plate -- and much of it comes her way unexpectedly. The kids get the flu right before a work trip?
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Dating is hard, whatever your circumstances. But dating as a newly single mom can suck the most. But of course, it can also be amazing. Putting yourself back in the dating game has the potential to teach you unexpected life lessons and bring interesting people and new experiences into your life. You might meet your soulmate, or a new best friend.
I've been a single mom for about four years now, and I can honestly say that it's changed me for the better. My dating life? While I haven't been on a ton of dates because, hello, when do I have time for that?! Remember those carefree evenings when you would go out on a date and you'd be able to let the night linger on forever — even if the date was mediocre — because you had nothing else to do? Yeah, those are the paleolithic years of my dating life.