Dating a busy single mom
Respect that it’s a big deal when she introduces you to her kids.
She is opening up her life and her whole family’s life to you. Dating as a single mom is the same as dating as a teenager 9 reasons dating as a single mom is so much better Should you date a man who doesn’t see his kids? Especially first dates when everyone is self-conscious and sussing out someone new.
Don’t assume she’s not free when her kids are home. If you’re interested and want to see her, ask her out. They have a dad, regardless of whether he is in the picture, in the can, or in and out of the mental hospital. But if you explicitly ask these details on the first or second date you will appear reluctant about dating a woman with kids.
Plus, it tells her (and any other woman, for that matter) that she was your Plan B for the evening. But if you really want to see her, give her plenty of time to sort out her schedule. In fact, if you DON’T appear interested in her family she’ll think that you’re not into kids. When a guy laughs at my funny-kid story, or is sympathetic about my mom worries, I’m in. But if you tend to take turns picking up the bill, but she sometimes rearranges her life to get out of the house and pays for a babysitter so she can spend time with you, acknowledge that. Know that when she invites you over, it is more work for her than when you invite her over.
Yes, moms are really efficient and they’re used to doing a lot of cooking and cleaning.
It is an extremely emotional time and that person needs to heal.
Have respect for that and do not take it personally.