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what is the protocol on dating as a single mom?


Asked by mothershort9 at 12:13 PM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Relationships

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  • It's the same as when you were single without children. when you lived at home with mom and dad you didn't bring home guys for sex when they were there. you didn't behave inappropriately when they were watching. You acted like they were friends. Same now. If dating different men you just say you are getting to meet new people, nothing serious. If you think it's serious then tell them you are considering being more than a friend but will take your time in getting to know him better. Just be honest.

    Answer by admckenzie at 12:48 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I think the biggest thing is - Don't bring your dates/boyfriends home until it is serious.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Be honest with your child about dating. Only introduce them if you plan on dating them for awhile and not just one date so the child isn't confused as to who all the men or women are. Let them know your child comes first no matter what so they need to know plans can change in a second. Have respect for yourself and be responsible.

    Answer by brailynsmama08 at 12:18 PM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • To add to anon 12:15: when you do bring him home and the kids don't like him, its for a good reason that you can't see or feel! Kids are receptors and a good judge of character!!! Also if your relationship alters with your kids to meet his needs cut him off!!!! Nobody wants to be alone but when you have kids their best interest should be #1!!! Good luck! Talk to the kids about him, what you like about him, ect. When they are ready to meet him they will tell you!!!

    Answer by ladyd6280 at 12:21 PM on Apr. 29, 2009