Dating with kids. I know. Don’t need to say more, do I?
But you know me. I will anyways 😉
This is some of the sketchiest terrain to navigate. It’s nothing like anything else in the dating-sphere. And it can be a royal pain in the ass. But also a great opportunity.
When you’re dating with kids, there are so many things you’ve got to be aware of in terms of the workings of your relationship that you might otherwise blow off. Let’s take a look.
- You have to go slow
It’s generally not a great idea to just bring a guy in in to your kids’ lives. You have to get to know them first then gradually introduce them to your kids in a neutral setting. I think it’s really best to not let anyone under the age of 16 in on the fact that you’re even seeing someone unless it becomes serious.
- Sleepovers are hard to come by
I mean c’mon. What message would you be sending if they wake up to some guy they barely know or, God forbid, haven’t even met? Not a healthy one. Not to say you can’t go to his house, but even then you have to do some maneuvering and truth stretching.
- It’s going to be tough
But totally worth it. If he is a guy worth having, he will understand that you’re not just some chick off the streets but a great woman and respect what you need and be willing to meet you there.
Do you have any tips for dating as a single parent? Leave them in the comments!