Dating without children
Finding time to meet people can seem like asking the impossible.
However, thanks to the advent of online dating, meeting people can now take no time at all!
Another factor is the guilt they sometimes feel pursuing their own happiness.
This is a big problem because a parent’s happiness is crucial to their own well-being as well as their kids!
If you’re genuinely missing sharing experiences with another person, rather than just feeling mommy/daddy cabin fever, then give yourself permission to start dating again.
As previously mentioned, guilt is a huge factor for single parents when they consider dating again.
For most singles moms and dads, starting to date again is usually last on a long list of things ‘to-do’.
So, you’ve decided to start dating again, you’re making an intelligent commitment to the furtherment of your emotional maturity and an investment in your future. The majority of single parents work full time, maintaining a delicate balancing act between daycare, babysitters, family, friends and their career.When you get back into dating it can be easy to slip into old habits and start dating the same type of people.Explore your options and take your time, but don’t waste it.Having gotten used to being the center of the world for your kids, you can start forgetting that you’re a person with wants and needs rather than just a cleaner, chef and 24/7 nurse. There is no ‘right time’ to start dating again but think about what’s motivating you to find someone new at this moment.If you’re feeling overwhelmed, stressed or you’re just dying to get out of the house - maybe you’re not hankering for a date, you’re hankering for some help.