It turns out there is very little literature on how to date someone who has children. After running into him over a period of months, we began dating.
Overnight, I was thrown into a brave, new world -- one that involved a tween.
For now, my advice is to also play the waiting game with the ex -- take your time before you meet him or her. Realize you are taking someone else's child into your life.
So here is my advice about dating people with kids.
(It's a small town, so we kind of knew each other, but not really.) I was extra, extra lucky because my boyfriend had a (mostly) good relationship with her.
This is not always the case, but that's another blog post.