keep your social life seperate until a man is for sure going to be a long term thing.
If you do want to bring a man into your son's life, start out as telling your son you and "bob" are just friends, do not show signs of affection in front of your son. He will get jealous. When a boy has his mom all to himself, he doesn't like to share.
start out with going to the park and have a picnic, go to the movies, have time with the 3 of you until your son warms up to "the other man".
Also a red flag is when a man gets mad because you aren't letting them meet your kid(s) right away. When I was a single parent I kept my kids away from my dates.... 1 date got really upset about i t and then tried to bribe his way into meeting my kids buy bringing over an apple pie and wanted to give it to them personally....I saw through the gesture and told him I would give the treat to my kids.
at 4:21 PM on Jun. 17, 2009