"Time with friends, time spent on activities that don't include kids or work, and time alone are all important." If you don't have time for these, your schedule may be too busy to fit dating in -- for now.
If you want to date, you'll have to make time in your life for it.
Use other means to keep in touch – texting, phone calls and emails and value the time you do get together.
If, when and how you meet the kids has to be the decision of the parent.
Make sure that you continue to see your date as a man/woman in their own right rather than just as a parent.
Remember you are the grown up and they are the kids – talk to your date if you don’t know how to be with them.Getting back into the dating game as a single parent can seem daunting. Our relationship experts help you navigate the single-parent dating scene. " Sometimes, Baumgartner says, the voids in your life may be better filled in ways other than dating. How much should you tell your kids -- or the cutie across the table?it might be frustrating for you if you want to spend time with your new love and they simply can’t get away.
Try not to take it personally – they probably would want to spend more time with you if they could.
Even though you know that is how it should be, it may still cause feelings of jealousy – whatever you do don’t nag or complain for more – this is likely to make your date feel like they have taken on another child rather than an adult date.