5 Tips to Meet Single Mums and Dads
If you’re a single mum or dad looking for love, you’re in the right place. We provide an easy way for single parents to meet, connect and fall head over heels in love! WeLoveDates is an online dating site specifically designed for single mums and dads. Our goal is for each and every one of our members to develop a meaningful and lasting relationship with their soul-mate.
1) Don’t rush things
When you’re dating as a single parent in New Zealand, there are more than two people involved. Don’t expect to become an “insta-family”, or even meet your date’s children for quite some time, this isn’t an episode of the Brady Bunch. Some single parents are very protective, and rightfully so. Allow things to unfold naturally, and remember that even if you are ready to introduce your date to your kids, he or she might not be ready yet.
2) Check for compatible parenting
Everyone parents their kids differently, and it’s important to determine if you and your date’s styles are on the same page, especially if you are hoping that things will get serious. Ask them questions about how they handle certain situations, and share what you would do as well. When you finally get to spend time with your date and their children together, be observant. How do they act around their kids? Would you want them being a step-parent to your children? There is always going to be an element of compromise and learning from each other, but there needs to be some common ground if you expect this relationship to last.
3) Be prepared to be the second priority
When you’re dating a single parent, you’ll quickly learn that their children come to first-and if you are a single parent yourself, you are already quite aware of that fact! Some singles have a hard time playing second fiddle, even if it is to a child. Recognize that you’ll need to be flexible, sacrifice spontaneity and might have to schedule your dates around their kid’s school and soccer games. Sleepovers might not be allowed, and you might feel like you’re in high school, sneaking around again…which could be fun, at least for a little while.
4) Don’t play games
No matter what type of relationship you’re in, game playing is never good…but when it comes to single parent dating, it’s downright mean. It’s important to be upfront with the person you’re dating with your likes, dislikes and what you want in a partner. If you don’t see the relationship going anywhere, don’t just disappear without a word-a brief conversation will keep them from taking precious time away from their child to wonder where you went off to. Plus, if you’re playing games and you are interested, the single parent will quickly move on fast, as their lives are way too busy for childish play…they already have a kid, remember?
5) Maintain your own life
Dating can take up a lot of time and effort, but don’t forget to save time for your hobbies, your career and your own family, whether you have children or not. And don’t forget your alone time! Dating as a single mum or dad can be overwhelming, there is nothing wrong with stepping back from time to time to recharge, this will only ensure that you’re an even better catch and will have lots to talk about with potential partners.
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Joining WeLoveDates Single Parent Dating is completely free, safe and secure. Being a single mum or dad is hard, and you shouldn’t have to do it alone! Finding someone who wants to hold your hand along the way is easy and fun. Simply create a profile, upload some photos and you’ll be well on your way to meeting other single parents you’re compatible with for companionship, friendship and lasting love!