There are lots of negative stereotypes out there among men about dating single mothers, many of which only apply to some mothers, or are completely not true.
One such common stereotype that men have is that all that single mothers look for in dating a guy is finding a replacement for her children’s father.
Does being a single parent put you in the penalty box or sidelines when it comes to dating? Saturating the first date conversation with stories of little league and honor roll won't give you or your date any intimate details about who you are.
Here are three common "fouls" and how to re-play them and win! There will be a time when you get to know each other enough that you will be able to share details about your children's lives, but for now keep the conversation about you: Your hopes, dreams, books you are reading, dream vacations, best meals, what you did on your 16th birthday..topics are limitless and so are the opportunities to get to really know one another.
Other single mothers make sure that the actual father of their children stays in their life and they maintain a relationship on that level, even if they are not together as a couple.
Paradoxically, a woman’s availability to talk on the phone and in person seems to be inversely proportional to her professional status.
Making a specific ask that includes the top 3 qualities your seeking in a mate is more likely to fill up your dance card than just waiting for other to think of you for a blind date.6.
Don’t Date your Ex’s Opposite – The tendency after a relationship ends is to rebound with someone who has all the qualities that your ex lacked.
Say Yes – As a the mother of a 3-year-old, I understand that it feels weird to go out again after you’ve had kids but this time when someone invites you somewhere, say yes. You are sexy, caring, a great match and to snag your next spouse you need to feel good about yourself. Many moms are so over-committed that new partners feel you don't have time for them.
Try getting a new wardrobe (or a few pieces) or starting a new workout routine. I recommend carving out 2 to 3 hour 'dates' every week that you can use to see someone new, go to a singles mixer, or browse dating sites.