But there are some ways that you can manage dating on a single parent time budget.
It is important to have a strong circle of babysitters, friends and family members that you can trust to be able to look after your kids, sometimes at the last minute.
If they do feel jealousy, it is wise to have some alone-time with them for special activities where the new partner is not included.
As a single parent, you may find you have little time to spend on outside relationships.
The truth is, you’re not going to find that special someone if you’re not looking, no matter what the rom coms you watch with a glass of wine after the kids have gone to bed tell you.
The main problem with this however, is that it often feels as though there are just not enough hours in the week to run a family, work and have a social life.
Landing a smart and attractive dating partner can be a challenge at the best of times.
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The more people you know who are willing to help, the less pressure you are putting on the same person to cover you when it comes to child care for all of your dates.
Especially if the person who usually babysits is the other parent of your child (awkward).
Single parents may come to that role via different scenarios -- personal choice, divorce, separation or death of a partner -- but they all face similar challenges.
Children usually want their parents all to themselves and are often resentful of their parent’s affections for someone else.