Single parents and dating and when to introduce your children

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I would encourage you (and all singles) to be open-minded about whom you meet, and allow God to make the determination of what is “best” in your case. Determining when to introduce your prospective mate to your children is a very important decision to make as a single parent.

At the outset of the relationship, when you are just casually dating, there is no need for them to meet each other.

In the beginning, narrowing down your candidates to only those children who could be a terrific match for you (and your children) and might eventually be the one who not only loves you but also your children as his or her own.

My advice is to stay a little more open-minded when it comes to the selection process—at least initially.

Don’t pressure them into doing so nor allow them to. In addition, don’t seek to start a relationship with the children until you are absolutely willing to follow through with a commitment to their parent in the location which is most conducive to the children.

And how long should I wait until introducing them to my children, even if they seem like "the one" and are eager to meet them?

HE SAID: I cannot answer from the standpoint the one you meet.

SHE SAID: Since I’m not a parent, I have no idea what it must be like to decide how to go about dating when you’re single with children.

I’m sure you’re struggling with wanting to do the right thing for your children, but also desirous of a relationship with someone which could hopefully lead to marriage.

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