Don’t be afraid of the single parent: he could be one of the most easy-going, loving and patient men you ever meet. Parenthood has a way of doing that to a person. But if you are going to date a single parent, you should know that comes with slightly different rules than dating someone who doesn’t have kids.
DON’T FREAK OUT OVER TIME
It’s very hard for a single parent to keep a tight schedule.
Try not, at least in the beginning, to plan dates that depend on punctuality.
GET GOOD AT AT-HOME DATES
Get creative with ways to have date night at home.
Don’t overload a single parent with questions or anecdotes when you first meet up.
DON’T INSIST ON MEETING THE CHILD
Every single time a single parent introduces his child to someone he’s dating, that child either becomes attached or gets upset.