Consider your children's needs carefully before you expose them to a potential partner.
You are better equipped emotionally to handle a series of up and down dating relationships than your children.
Lovingly reassure them that no relationship will come between you and them. Gray also reminds single parents not to feel guilty about dating.
"When a single parent wants to go out on a date, often they'll feel guilty that they should spend more time with their children.
And a happy, secure child will be more accepting of your new partner.Adult interaction is also vital to avoid the pitfall of relying too heavily on children to fill the gap left by an adult.As a single parent, you have adult needs for intimacy, understanding, companionship, reassurance, encouragement and romance that can only be fulfilled by another adult.Before embarking on a new relationship, you should think about what you're looking for in a companion. What specific qualities will complement you, your children, and your lifestyle?What type of companionship are you seeking: do you need a friend, a date, or are you hoping to remarry?