Does being a single parent put you in the penalty box or sidelines when it comes to dating? Saturating the first date conversation with stories of little league and honor roll won't give you or your date any intimate details about who you are.Here are three common "fouls" and how to re-play them and win! There will be a time when you get to know each other enough that you will be able to share details about your children's lives, but for now keep the conversation about you: Your hopes, dreams, books you are reading, dream vacations, best meals, what you did on your 16th birthday..topics are limitless and so are the opportunities to get to really know one another."In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.Once you've decided that you're ready to date, it might feel impossible to find the time.“I was growing tired of spending most nights with just my kids and wanted to get out more,” Phil says.One of the first women he noticed online was “a young, attractive, single mom.
How much should you tell your kids -- or the cutie across the table?
“But when I first saw her in person, I instantly knew that I had a connection to her. When I asked him, he suggested that maybe “there isn’t anything to discuss”?
After all, his kids haven’t asked any follow-up questions about his girlfriend. Or, should he sit down and have a heart-to-heart with his teens?
I’ve had the chance to meet Phil in person — and I’m thrilled to announce that he has a new girlfriend.
In fact, it was reading single parent blogs that inspired this single dad of two high schoolers to go back online!