Common concerns of single parents when dating

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    Single parents have concerns when they?ve decided that they want to date. Whether they?re pursuing a casual relationship or something serious dating is a balancing act for many single parents. Here are some common concerns.

    The child?s needs. Some single parents worry if they?ll be able to meet all of their children?s needs while trying to have a social life. They don?t want to neglect their children of quality time.

    A right fit. Parents also wonder if the person they?re dating is a good fit for the family. Will the partner get along with the children? Is this person safe to have around the children? How will the children accept him or her?

    Financial concerns. Some single parents don?t have the benefit of having more than enough income to support the household. This may mean extra work or an additional job that cuts into any time there may have been for dates.



    These are all valid concerns, but more than anything a single parent should be concerned with whether the person they date is right for them or not. If they are, then the children will come around over time. The last thing you want to do is date someone because they are good with your children and not right for you.


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