This article was sent in by one of our readers, Marilyn, as a good guide for those interested in dating again.
As single parents, our first love is always our kids with our time and attention, but many consider this, so we are reposting it as it originally came from The rising of divorce rates has caused many single parents to re-enter the dating world.
Single mothers may find themselves in more of a predicament, especially if her children are still at a very young age.
Many single parents have determined a lifestyle and means of raising their children without interference.
It takes a special person to win the heart of a single mother, because she rigorously tests her potential love interest for weaknesses.
After all, she has to decide if her potential love interest will fit as a positive role model for her children.
Most dating prospects realize the foreseeable difficulties, which makes it more difficult for single parents to simply ignite the passion.
Sacrifice will play an integral part of a fresh relationship based between single parents and their new love prospects; however, this should not deter one from pursuing true love if it's presented to them in the long run. Single parents do not need a determined deadline to re-enter the dating world.
In fact, dating relies heavily upon the individual's circumstances and convictions.
Asking advice from friends and family can contribute to making a decision; however, taking action all depends on whether the time feels right to the individual considering the act of dating again.
It may take months or years to get comfortable with the idea of starting over again with a new partner.
Additionally, a single parent must weigh the impact that bringing in a new love interest will have on his or her children.
Despite these sensitive factors, single parents must also consider their own emotional and psychological well-being.