While individual preferences will vary, many single mothers consider the feelings of their children an important component in their romantic endeavors.
Some moms may prefer to wait until they are in committed relationships before introducing new loves to their children, while others may want to see how new prospects interact with their kids before committing.
So, before you agree to a second date with this guy, seriously think about what you want, because this isn’t only about you anymore.
[Read: 50 relationship questions to test your compatibility] #2 The children come first.
“Adults and kids have an innate desire to give and receive love,” says Amber Madison, a sex educator and therapist in New York City and the author of l’amour when your 16-year-old daughter brings home a 22-year-old boyfriend?
And everyone, including (like it or not) your kids, searches for it.
Including past relationships and sometimes that includes children.
One major difference between single-life and life with children is the amount of daily planning and preparation children involve.
When dating someone without children, you may have spur of the moment dates, take impromptu trips out of town and stay up late at night.
If your girlfriend has young children, try meeting them in a comfortable place, such as a familiar playground.
Take time to get down on the ground to play with and talk to them.