Dating a single mom is hard

Dating's hard enough when you're single -- but what about when you're a single parent? How long before you introduce him or her to your kids?No doubt having a little one in tow can raise the stakes, but it can also raise a lot of tough questions. For answers to these and other burning questions about single-parent dating, turned to six single moms -- some of whom have already remarried -- for key advice to surviving in today's dating world, and for surviving single parenting in general!but dating when you have FOUR kids is like the Mt Everest of the dating world!It seems almost impossible for men to see past that.We had been friends for 12 years, but it was always the wrong time to date each other.When my daughter turned three, it just so happened that neither one of us had anyone. I got kind of focused on myself and my family, my two children.Finding love is hard, but it has an added layer of complexity for single parents.While single women may have to consider if the men they're seeing are liked by their friends and families, single moms have to make sure these potential partners are worthy of their children, as well.

Before you start dating a single mom or explore taking this relationship to the next level, set the stage for success with these essential tips.

Single moms' dating choices have bubbled up in the news recently as singer Ciara's relationship with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is called into question by her son's father, rapper Future, and Internet hecklers.

We wanted to hear what other single moms' experiences with dating were like.

I’m tired of guys treating me like I should be grateful if they even stick around for five minutes. Do I need to be a nun in order to find someone who can actually see a relationship with me?

Even if I really take my time getting to know someone before we become intimate… Don’t hear from him for days, I assume it’s over…then a text with, “hey are you home tonight? Is it unreasonable that I am hoping someone could take me seriously or see my worth?