Below are the top three ways you can psych yourself out of the game and how to play them to your advantage instead. Foul 1: Baby talk Yes, your date should know you are a single parent.
Yes, the game is played slightly differently when you start dating after having kids, but it is still the same game.
Aaron, a single dad of two, wondered if an extra two would make three a crowd for his date, Natalia, a single woman with no kids. I'm a dad of two." Natalia recoiled a bit, mostly due to Aaron's instant change in behavior from clever and cavalier to uncomfortable.
Foul 2: Nobody likes me As a parent, you may feel like other singles don't want to date you, but cut out that 'woe is me' act!
Instead, make opportunities for them to get to know each other, but don’t force it. At first reference your date as “a friend” or if your kids are prepared, call them your “date.” Casual introductions are fine when you start dating someone, but don’t proactively put your kids and the person together until you are pretty sure there are real possibilities for the relationship.