The essential rules for dating a single mom

The essential rules for dating a single mom

Single moms are in no hurry to find a man with whom they can share their lives. If you’re considering dating her, here are some of the most basic rules for dating a single mom:


Rules for dating a single mom

Don’t waste her time.

She spends most of her time double-checking if her kid wiped his butt. Bribes him to brush his teeth. She works. Takes out the garbage. Makes dinner and does the dishes. She cleans up after an emotional kid ALL THE TIME. She’s just really busy okay. And her free time is very limited and precious. So please treat it as such.


She’s not here to play your silly games.

Single moms will not give a rat’s ass about your texting frequencies. She’s not going to analyse or replay your first date over and over again. And she’s really not going to get emotional when you haven’t called in a few days. She doesn’t have time for your silly games, so if that’s your jam, you’re barking up the wrong tree bud.


Be honest about your intentions.

Rule number one explains it all. Single and divorced moms aren’t all looking for love, so if you want to score and walk out the door, just be honest with her.


Surprise her in a good way.

Get creative and surprise her with something she’ll really appreciate. Her regular surprises consist of calls from the school principal and trips to the emergency room.


Spoil her and make her feel appreciated

Being a single mom is really hard work with endless hours and no pay. If you want to date a single mom, go ahead and spoil her once in a while. Cook her a nice dinner. Give her a reason to pretty herself up and leave the house. Make her laugh. Listen to her. Be spontaneous. Tell her she’s beautiful even if she has some unidentified goo on her shirt, and really mean it when you say it. She spends her life taking care of little people, so if she gives you the opportunity, go ahead and take care of her.


Don’t get offended if she doesn’t want to introduce you to her kid.

If you can make it through the firing squad of her loved ones (a.k.a. the family and friends), then maybe you’ll have the opportunity of breathing the same air her kids do. She also needs to be smitten with a belly full of butterflies before she’ll even consider introducing you to her kid. It’s nothing personal so please just respect that.


Only real men need apply.

No little boys allowed here. If you’re immature, even just mildly, please just don’t even try.


By Seldean Smith

Seldean is a full-time single mom and avid contributor to the Kiddles website. Her hobbies include discovering awesome new places and spaces for kids and writing content that resonates with the hearts of other parents.

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