15 Things You Should Know Before Dating a Single Mom


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6. Her children's games are the only ones she wants to pla y. So don't waste her time with yours. Feel like she's perfect except you don't want kids? It's probably best you move along if either of you wants something long-term. 7. Liking kids isn't the same as raising kids. Instead of pretending you know what it's like, ask questions and be humble.

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You might have a really fun time with your nephew at Christmas, but this isn't the same as cleaning up vomit at 8 a. M. Ask about what she loves about being a mom, ask about what her kids' interests are, admit that you've never seen Frozen. 8. Liking her kids isn't the same as raising her kids.

You might have some really great ideas about how you think she could do things, and you might have some strong ideas about how children should behave. Not. Your. Business. At least not until you're all functioning as a family unit, which takes time, honesty, and patience, and possibly some therapy.

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9. Don't ask dumb questions on the first date. Did you ever consider an abortion? Is a dumb question. It's also a real question that single moms actually hear.

Don't ask that. 5. Don't be surprised — or rude — when she hasn't heard the latest from Beyoncé or seen any Fast and Furious movies. Planning time for mascara is hard enough popular culture becomes the Great White Buffalo. Do make her a mixed CD and enjoy watching Netflix together after the kiddos hit the hay.

Throw everything you know about scheduling out the window. Be ready for rapid-fire spontaneity or an ironclad calendar. You're at the mercy of custody agreements, parent-teacher conferences, skinned knees, stuffy noses, and — buy her wine for this one — lice. Throw everything you know about Sunday Funday out the window. Until the mini people are old enough to get their own cereal and turn on the cartoons, there's no such thing as sleeping in.

If you really want to impress everyone, let her sleep while you get the pancakes going and put the coffee on, or take everyone on a doughnut run. Glazed old-fashioned might be the closest thing to a Bloody Mary you both can get.

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