Dating for single moms can be crazy. If you are a single mom, juggling your career and responsibilities for your children can be stressful. Try adding dating and finding a new man into the mix and everything just becomes insanely crazy. No wonder single moms make some avoidable mistakes when they start dating. We have highlighted a few mistakes here that we hope you won’t make when you feel you are ready to date again.
Waiting too long to get back into the dating game
Getting back to dating is actually much easier when you haven’t been single for too long and there’s a very good reason why. When you stay single for too long, you start getting comfortable and when this happens, you start liking things a certain way. You become rigid and men find it hard to convince you to try new things. You become too complicated and dating you becomes a chore rather than something enjoyable.
We are not saying that you should jump back into the dating scene before you’ve gotten over your breakup. Take your time and heal from your breakup first. Don’t get back into the dating scene carrying baggage from your previous relationship.
Getting back into the dating scene too soon
There really is no rule that says you should get back into the dating scene after a certain amount of time. The circumstances surrounding your breakup will play a huge part in whether you are emotionally ready to start dating again. Give yourself at least a year to get used to being single before you start dating again.
Being exclusive too soon
Nobody said that because you are a single mom from a monogamous relationship you shouldn’t date more than one man at a time. Don’t be afraid to maximize your options by dating more than one guy and have fun while you are at it. Don’t start getting exclusive with a guy unless he brings up the exclusive talk. Don’t also assume that you are in a relationship with a guy until you have discussed which direction your relationship should take.