Challenges of dating as a single parent

Having said all that, I must emphasize that its not all bad.

Dating at this stage of life is also in many ways a time of growth, discovery and exploration that I would hope happily married people resign themselves to never experience, although they may fantasize. Each time a date has gone really well, and I found that "click" with a woman whom I barely knew just hours before, it has been exciting.

I'm hoping to change all that, but the mere thought of entering the dating world in earnest is scary as can be.

To remedy my fears, I turned to seasoned dating coaches, Julianne Cantarella, MSW, and Elisabeth Lamotte, a licensed psychotherapist and relationship expert, to figure out the biggest dating mistakes single moms make (and the smart moves that should replace them).1.

Waiting too long to start dating again."Re-entering the dating world is easier when you haven't been alone for too long," says Cantarella.

"Once you've taken the time to recover from your divorce, you might want to try getting your feet wet.

They often find themselves disappointed when the single parent has to reschedule dates because of kid emergencies, and they end up resentful towards the person they are dating.

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