Online dating for single mothers
“I go on these dates and I’m so friggin’ angry that I’m not spending the time with a good friend or at home cleaning a closet,” she says.
“As a single parent, you can’t be spontaneous anymore, which is a really important thing for dating.” Dating Frustrations Scott is not alone. More than three-quarters of these are women who hold primary custody of their children.
“I have found that it’s much better to meet a woman through friends because the mutual connection makes you both more respectful of each other,” he says.
In many ways, the experiences of single parents sound a lot like anyone else seeking a decent date.
“I should have never dragged my kid into this relationship.” Bringing Kids Into the Mix When and how to introduce a child to a single parent’s dating life depends on the age.
Either way, family counselors stress the importance of listening to what a child says, despite a parent’s urge to explain – perhaps ad nauseam – why they feel the need to date. You know the empathy is really working when your kid kind of deflates a little bit and they can relax,” says Dr. Kamore Stager, a family psychologist with East Bay Family Therapy.
“Plus, it’s also something to keep your mind from spinning out.” Having an online profile can provide a nice ego boost as well, especially when she gets favorable compliments from viewers.