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Dating a Single Mom - Tips for men
Apprehension is the first thing that comes to your mind when you are dating a single mom.
While you are uncontrollably attracted to this woman, you also have a lot of “buts” surfacing before or while you are dating a single mother. On one hand, you want to keep this going for a while and on the other, it is very important to be at ease with yourself and be patient.
Useful Tips for Dating a Single Mom
Here are some very important tips that will help you if you are dating a single mother.
- Find out why her relationship broke. While this is not the first step, it is wise to gradually discover this as you meet her and talk to her. It will help you to find out her apprehensions and all that she does not want to endure in her present relationship.
- For a single mother, her child / children will always be a priority. Accept that and hence, accept that her time will be limited. A single mother has a zillion things to control, regulate, motivate and do all by herself. Once you learn to appreciate that, you will have reasonable expectations from her.
- A single mother’s responsibility in terms of providing emotional and financial support to her children is overwhelming. Patient listening for a single mother can come across often as a great gift. Try to be a patient listener – it can be a huge way of emotionally supporting her.
- Never allow yourself any confrontation or any awkward situation with her ex. It will only make you look like the weaker guy. Always be dignified in your manners and approach when you are win front of her ex or friends whom you are meeting for the first time. It is a great way of winning her confidence.
- Moving in immediately with your date who is a single mother is not a good option. Give it a lot of thought and above all, time, before you do.
- Your relationship with her child / children is not to be moulded according to her thoughts and wishes. Focus on building an individual relationship with the child and do not be guided. It will leave you unhappy in the end.
- Make sure you too are fond of children.
- It is better to become a friend to the child rather than a “father-figure”. You do not want to confuse the child nor do you want to confuse your priorities and role.