Advice on dating as a single mom

24 Sep

To others, the word summons horrific memories of blind dates that made you want to run for the hills.

For me, the word triggers memories of blown money, awkward silences, over-analyzed text messages, and just straight-up awkwardness.

So, I've scoured the interwebs for tips that should help when dating a single mom.

We see it in celebrity culture – the Kardashian/Jenner clan and Will Smith’s family for instance. She’s no longer a party girl, but a fun night out is still very welcome. Moms make the best lasagna and give the best back rubs. You’ll get to take part in adventures to amusement parks, the zoo and the park. There were stretches of time when he wasn’t around; either by his own volition or my mother protecting us from his disappointments. Having such an inconsistent father was my first example of what kind of father not to be.The same rang true in my friends’ households and even strangers in the neighborhood. Over time, I have shaped my own ideas about fatherhood and how I want to parent my children.