Dad dating again
The initial introduction is an opportunity for your kids to check out your new love interest, Fisher says. This is an opportunity for them to look her over, get a sense of her.Don’t pressure your kids to like her—and vice versa. It is a naïve expectation men have that the woman is going to love the kids,” says Brott.Read on for our expert-backed rules on navigating the dating scene while still keeping your kids interests at heart.Rule #1: If you’re newly single, ease into it Remember, you’re the grown-up here.
“They may feel they’re betraying their mothers,” says Condrell, “and may keep them from getting close to new parents.” Rule #9: Make introductions cautiously This needs to be an extremely low-key, short meeting. Instead, have her come to your house, and set a time limit.
Don’t share all the intimate details of a woman with your children.
“They never need to know that you consider a woman to be a sexy hot mess. Rule #8: Watch the loyalty complex Whether you are divorced or widowed, a former spouse will inadvertently be a factor in whether the kids accept your social life.
Rule #7: Keep your online dating ventures to yourself, as well If you meet someone online it is prudent not to show your children her profile.
“This is about a potential relationship between two adults and it should be handled with requisite privacy and respect,” says Fisher.In terms of meeting her, this is a decision your child should make.