It is an interesting dynamic and it brings up some challenges, and unfortunately not everyone is able to handle it.
Tip #1 – Assess Your Ability To Be A Good Partner For A Single Parent.
This being the case, it makes sense to familiarize yourself with the struggles single parents face so that you can be a empathetic and caring partner.
It also makes sense, in the short-term to learn some tips for casually dating a single parent.
In fact a recent CNN story suggests that there are nearly 12 million single mothers living in the US alone, assuming there is an equal number of single fathers that is nearly 10% of the adult population!
The first thing you should know is that a single mom or dad won’t have as much time to go on dates and just hang out as people without children do.In most cases, a single parent will feel that their children should come first, and you need to respect that.For whatever reason, some people don’t have the flexibility, patience, tolerance and other personal characteristics that a single parent needs in a romantic partner.It is important that you understand this before starting a relationship.
When people start dating and having romantic relationships in their late teens and early twenties, few are concerned with the possibility of dating a single parent.But as these same daters progress into their twenties and thirties the begin to discover that, a significant portion of their dating pool have children by their previous partners.