Dating advice for single mums

"He said, ' You're really gorgeous but I don't want to see you anymore — you're a mother and mothers are boring.' So we left it at that."Sarah moved on. "Pete is the first guy I've let Lucy see me with besides her dad," she says. But you can't let your children dictate who you date.

"I got into the rhythm of being single again as a different person," she says. We've been together for nearly four years but because of the children it's gone slowly. We're talking about it.""Dating sites, fun adult classes like wine-tasting, scuba diving or rock climbing, signing up for a community sports team, or attending business-oriented seminars — there are a huge number of ways to meet new men," Dr Mc Millan says."Don't hesitate to go to female-only or female-oriented activities," Dr Mc Millan says.

Blended families and the role of stepparents isn’t a particularly new phenomenon in the family structure.

We see it in celebrity culture – the Kardashian/Jenner clan and Will Smith’s family for instance.

By Tracy Achen Are you looking for some dating tips to ease your way back into the singles scene? Its uncharted territory, but it can be very rewarding to step outside your comfort zone.

Dating after your divorce can be intimidating not only logistically, but also emotionally. Dating as a single parent is a whole different ballgame than it was before you had kids. It can sometimes seem like everyone has an opinion about whether you should date or not.

Doing otherwise can end up making your kids angry or jealous. It's natural to feel like a teenager with raging hormones when you start dating again.

The same rang true in my friends’ households and even strangers in the neighborhood. Over time, I have shaped my own ideas about fatherhood and how I want to parent my children.In some respect my parents’ relationship and not having my dad there full time actually helped me prepare for fatherhood in ways I couldn’t comprehend until I was this age.Once your late 20s-early 30s, being a relationship with a single mother is a serious possibility.It’s not a situation to be taken lightly because being in a position to shape a child’s life as a chosen, additional parent is an honor.There will be moments where you’ll have to play counselor and confidant. Sometimes, it can wear on a relationship when a child doesn’t feel free to express themselves.