Rules of dating for single moms
So make sure there are no lingering feelings and no reason for you to be concerned. It may just take time to get used to this situation. With a single mom who has been doing this awhile, she and her ex have probably already laid out some ground rules so try to respect them. And you have to accept this with compassion and empathy.
If the ex and father isn’t in the picture than just be supportive of your date’s feelings; she may still be hurt. It is tough, no doubt but it can also be rewarding. She will tell you upfront what she needs, wants and expects from you. If you fall for her you will find a loyal and mature woman.
Liking her kids isn't the same as raising her kids. Be ready for rapid-fire spontaneity or an ironclad calendar. There is nothing more beautiful than a joyful child.
Know that when she invites you over, it is more work for her than when you invite her over.Yes, moms are really efficient and they’re used to doing a lot of cooking and cleaning.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 string cheese wrappers, and wrangles in an extra trip to the market and wine store to make it happen. I would imagine that everyone has some sort of reaction to that word.
To some, the word evokes memories of romantic moments with a significant other. She's smart, strong, and beautiful, but also a bit of a mystery. And how do you let her know that you're not just playing games—without getting overly involved too soon?