Single mom dating rules
There is no schedule for the unexpected surprises that come along with being a parent.
Situations like having a suddenly sick child or receiving calls from daycare because a little one needs a change of clothes will take precedence.
Your date may take it as overbearing if you try to act like a father figure to her children too early.
Likewise, avoid buying gifts for her children in the beginning.
Surprise sleepovers will be a rare occurrence with a single mom.
Therefore, don't be offended when she asks you to leave after an amazing evening spent at her place and be understanding when she has to go home after spending time with you at yours.
Even if you know a fabulous restaurant an hour away or have ideas of heading a few cities over to catch a show, dating a mom will usually mean she needs to stick closer to home.Not only will a date located further away take a lot longer, she may be uncomfortable with the idea of being so far away from her children.Before you plan an outing that involves travel, you should always clear it with her well in advance and don't take it personally if she just can't go.After several dates, it's okay to bring up the idea, but ultimately the decision is hers.Let her decide when she is ready to bring you into her children's lives.
If you're dating a single mom, you'll have to get used to the fact that she may still have a parenting relationship with the father of the child.