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Dating Advice for Single Parents

Practical advice for single parents navigating today's dating relationships.
  1. Dating Safety (4)
  2. Dating With Kids (5)
  3. Intimacy (4)
  4. Online Dating (34)
  5. Serious Dating (3)
  6. Start Dating (13)

Where to Meet Singles
Ready to date again? Decide where to start looking based on your personality and interests.

Dating After Divorce
Still trying to figure out whether you're ready for dating again? These tips for dating after divorce will help you make the decision that's right for you.

Reviews of Online Dating Services
Online dating services are quick to tell you how successful they've been for certain users, but what does the typical member really think? Find out what's being said about some of the most popular online dating services out there by reading our user reviews.

Dating Deal Breakers: 50 Reasons to Walk Away
Being able to recognize red flags early on can save you and your children a lot of heartache. Use these deal breakers to make smarter dating choices and find partners who fit the profile of what you're really looking for in a dating relationship.

Make Smarter Dating Choices
As a single parent, it's important to make wise choices - especially regarding the individuals you bring around your children. Use the acronym CHECK to rule out the duds and make smarter dating choices this time around.

Worst Single Parent Dating Experiences
Have you been amazed by how offensive and inconsiderate some of the individuals you’ve dated have been? Share your worst single parent dating stories here on our site, and find out how others have handled their own single parent dating faux pas.

Top Single Parent Dating Tips
Single parent dating can be difficult to fit into your busy schedule. Here, you'll find readers' best tips for making the time to enjoy single parent dating relationships.

Parent-Recommended Online Dating Sites
Dating sites for single parents vary widely when it comes to cost, quality, and user experience. Find out which online dating sites our readers recommend most.

What Are Your Top Dating Deal Breakers?
As a dating single parent, you have to know when to walk away from a relationship that isn't working or holds little promise. Here, readers openly share their personal dating deal breakers.

“My Child Dislikes My Boyfriend. What Should I Do?”
It's tough for kids to adjust to the idea of mom or dad dating. Find out what to do when your kids' initial resistance turns to outright dislike for your new significant other.

Being in a Single Parent Dating Relationship
As a dating single parent, it's important to think about why being in a relationship is important to you. Use these questions to reflect on your motivation for dating in the first place and what you hope to get out of it.

Beginners' Single Parent Dating Tips

As a single parent, dating can be a little scary, especially if you're just beginning to put yourself "out there."  As a beginner, use the following tips to help you adjust your expectations and prepare to re-enter the dating world:

Search the Sex Offender Registry
The sex offender registry is an online tool every dating single parent should utilize in order to protect themselves and their children from predators. Learn how to access the national sex offender registry, as well as your local sex offender registry, to search for the name of someone's you've just met, either online or in real life.

Intimacy Rules for Single Parents
Whether you realize it or not, your intimate relationships do affect your children. Through your own example, you create expectations for them of what dating, intimacy, and commitment should look like. Find out how to create and maintain your own set of “intimacy rules.”

What Do I Need to Know About Dating a Single Mom?
Dating a single mom can be scary, especially if you're a guy who's never been married and doesn't have kids. Learn how to build a deeper relationship with the single mom in your life, and how to work around the challenges of dating with kids in the picture.

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