So make sure there are no lingering feelings and no reason for you to be concerned. It may just take time to get used to this situation. With a single mom who has been doing this awhile, she and her ex have probably already laid out some ground rules so try to respect them. And you have to accept this with compassion and empathy.
If the ex and father isn’t in the picture than just be supportive of your date’s feelings; she may still be hurt. It is tough, no doubt but it can also be rewarding. She will tell you upfront what she needs, wants and expects from you. If you fall for her you will find a loyal and mature woman.
The gal that you're interested in dating is a single mom. You're drawn to her because she is very mature and independent (and beautiful, no doubt)—you like that.
But along with her fears, feelings, and needs that you have to be willing to give your all to, she might have a few kids that will need that same sort of support and love as well.
Here are a few rules that will make your relationship better and more understanding. They may feel guilty about spending time with you and not with their children.
To remedy my fears, I turned to seasoned dating coaches, Julianne Cantarella, MSW, and Elisabeth Lamotte, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert, to figure out the biggest dating mistakes single moms make (and the smart moves that should replace them). "It's not only the woman who can be hurt if the relationship ends, but the children as well." A savvy single mom should wait as long as possible before introducing her kids to the potential boyfriend and never make the intro around the holidays, the experts advise."Women should gain a sense of her boyfriend's interaction based on how he treats her and possibly his own children if he has them," says Cantarella, who suggests erring on the side of caution.The female race is an elusive and intimidating breed. In fact, I would venture to say that there are times when even they don't know what they’re thinking, so you have GOT to be on your toes. Once you think you've got them figured out, you get clocked in the head with their purse, and you have to look for another gal to date.Now that you've got some fond (or not-so-fond) memories of dating bouncing around in your head, I'm going to throw another element into the mix that will make the dating game a little more advanced. She's smart, strong, and beautiful, but also a bit of a mystery. And how do you let her know that you're not just playing games—without getting overly involved too soon?Before you start dating a single mom or explore taking this relationship to the next level, set the stage for success with these essential tips.