Does being a single parent put you in the penalty box or sidelines when it comes to dating? Saturating the first date conversation with stories of little league and honor roll won't give you or your date any intimate details about who you are.
Here are three common "fouls" and how to re-play them and win! There will be a time when you get to know each other enough that you will be able to share details about your children's lives, but for now keep the conversation about you: Your hopes, dreams, books you are reading, dream vacations, best meals, what you did on your 16th birthday..topics are limitless and so are the opportunities to get to really know one another.
Tall Eric and another guy were occupying the nearest bench, so I rested my arms on the fence, watching the kids. Meeting new people can seem impossible and exhausting.
Minutes later, Jack came speeding into me, declaring that he was “dying of thirst.” I unzipped his snack tote and handed him a juice box. I didn’t expect the situation with Tall Eric to be any different — and it wasn’t.
I — “When he was 2 1/2, I wrote the first three lines and he wrote the last one,” Tall Eric said.
I’m right there in the trenches online at single parents' dating sites and on apps, looking for love and, mostly, looking to stay out of trouble. Yes, the game is played slightly differently when you start dating after having kids, but it is still the same game. Oh, and this is just one of the familiar "fumbles" a single parent can bring to the dating field.At the diner where the last episode of was filmed, we ordered sodas and greasy onion rings — choices I would never otherwise think of making on a first date.When the children had taken enough bites, we let them wander to the homemade candy counter.