Posted By: Team Intrigued Date: 05-07-2019 Comments: 0
Getting back into the dating game can seem like a daunting task for many single moms. You may feel like you don’t have enough time, or the uncertainty of meeting someone new may be unsettling. However, it’s important for you to explore what’s out there and feel the excitement of meeting a new partner.
If all goes well, you may just end up inviting a new member into your family. But before taking up lunch and movie dates, keep the following tips in mind.
Take your dating intentions seriously
As a single mom, your life revolves around your children. You always put their needs first, and you may not even have time to think about yourself and what you want.
Before you start dating again, it’s important to commit yourself to the cause. Give yourself some “me time” and have serious intentions about dating. Showing that you’re committed will help you attract the right partner.
Have specific goals in mind
You should also have clear intentions and goals while dating. Take some time to reflect about what you wish to achieve, and what you would want from your partner. Dating with a strategy will help you identify the right person early and make better use of your time.
Don’t rush things
Having dated before, you may want to jump right back to where you left things off. However, meeting a new person doesn’t mean that you just pressed the pause button and you’re coming back to press play.
Developing a healthy relationship takes time, and you should be prepared to start afresh by knowing the person first. Let the relationship grow organically and move at a pace that both you and your partner are comfortable with.
Maintain a healthy balance
Single moms wear many different hats. You may be the dad, mom, supporter, and much more to your kids. While in the dating scene, maintaining this healthy balance will be even more important. Don’t neglect your kids because of your new found love- and also don’t push away your partner because of your children.