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Single Moms: Survive Dating with These Tips

07/24/2015

Getting back the dating scene as a single mom can be scary, we won’t lie. You may feel like men won’t want to continue to date you when the realize you have children. We want you to know that this is not the case, because if you go to any single mom dating site, you’ll find plenty of eligible bachelors who are ready to love you and your kids.

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One of the hardest parts of getting back out there is trying to find that inner sex kitten that you used to be prior to having your children. We have compiled some useful tips that will help you get your groove on and maybe even find that love that you’ve been hoping for.

1. Broaden Your Horizons

As a single mom, you may be reluctant to welcome new people into your life. Instead of keeping to your same circle of friends, try branching out. You don’t have to step completely out of your comfort zone. You can start off small by throwing a party and asking your friends or family to bring one guest that is new to the group. You never know, you may hit it off with them! Or at the very least make a new friend.

2. The Answer is ‘Yes’

When people invite you out, you may be inclined to say that you don’t have a babysitter or your kid has a project due that you need to help them with. You need to stop doing that. Having children does not mean you live solely for them. Indulge in some grown up time with friends, and call that babysitter!

3. Schedule Your Free Time

We know how difficult it can be to come across free time as a single mom. Be that as it may, there are times when you are kid free. These instances are the perfect time to carve out grown up time. If you are talking to someone, you can use this time to hang out with them, rather than catching up on household chores or the much needed sleep.

4. Ask for Help

Getting back in the dating world is a big step and unless you announce it to the world via social media, your friends and family won’t know you are looking for love. By asking those in your life and know what you like and don’t like to set you up with someone they think you would be interested in, you have the ability to meet new people that already have the qualities that you are interested in.

5. Keep the Kids Away

Now we aren’t saying the person you are talking to can never meet your kids. We are saying that when you are out on that much needed date, try to keep the kid banter to a minimum. Show the other person that you can start and maintain a conversation that doesn’t revolve around school projects, cartoons, and other child-related topics.