If you have fallen for a single mom or are dating a single mom use these tips to make sense of that fascinating mind of hers.Be Patient Single mothers are often torn between their two identities – that of a loving and attentive mother and that of a single woman. If you're dating a seasoned single mother you may find she is a lot easier on herself about dating you, and allowing herself appropriate time to spend with you.For many men dating a single mom is like navigating a busy street in a foreign country.All of their tried and tested dating rules suddenly don't apply and the beautiful single mom before them is as mysterious as the Egyptian Sphinx.The female race is an elusive and intimidating breed. In fact, I would venture to say that there are times when even they don't know what they’re thinking, so you have GOT to be on your toes. Once you think you've got them figured out, you get clocked in the head with their purse, and you have to look for another gal to date.Now that you've got some fond (or not-so-fond) memories of dating bouncing around in your head, I'm going to throw another element into the mix that will make the dating game a little more advanced.I think there are a huge number of potential ways single parents can meet other singles in today’s dating landscape.
But if a single mom invites you over for dinner — whether a romantic evening for two, or with her kids — she had to clean up a whole lot of Legos and finger paint and sting cheese wrappers, and wrangles in an extra trip to the market and wine store to make it happen.I go out with single dads and childless men alike, and some of the latter admit (while others appear) to be uncertain about the logistics of dating single moms.Don’t assume she’s not free when her kids are home. If you’re interested and want to see her, ask her out. They have a dad, regardless of whether he is in the picture, in the can, or in and out of the psych hospital. Of course you want to know when she is free, if she has the kids all the time and whether the dad is involved.To others, the word summons horrific memories of blind dates that made you want to run for the hills.For me, the word triggers memories of blown money, awkward silences, over-analyzed text messages, and just straight-up awkwardness.