7 Top Dating Tips for Single Mothers
Many single mothers are lost when it comes to dating again after a divorce. Feeling sexy again is the first obstacle to overcome when getting back into the dating saddle, but once you’ve achieved that, it’s still difficult to know where to look for a new companion.
The good news is that it is possible to find love again, and our 7 top tips will point you in the right direction.
Expand Your Social Circle
It is hard to meet new people when you’re waiting for your same friends, co-workers, or churches to introduce you to singles they know.
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Say “Yes” More
We understand that it feels weird to go out again after you’ve had kids but the next time someone invites you somewhere, simply say yes.
The more you say yes to new experiences, the more you open yourself up to new experiences, and that could range from a trip to a local museum, attending a rugby match or, ultimately, going out on a blind date.
Treat Yourself to a Makeover
Most of the makeover you need is probably mental. You are sexy, caring, a great match and to snag your next partner you need to feel good about yourself.
Try getting a new wardrobe (or a few pieces) or starting a new workout routine. It can do wonders for your self-esteem.
A haircut in a new style can also make you feel like a new person.
Schedule Your Free Time
When you don’t have the kids, take advantage of the extra time to see your dates. Make sure you schedule time for your new partner before he comes into your life.
Many mums are so over-committed that new partners feel you don't have time for them. We recommend carving out 2 to 3 hour 'dates' every week that you can use to see someone new, go to a singles mixer, or browse dating sites like AngelicMatch.com.
Before you start dating again, make sure you can make arrangements for who can look after your kids on a Thursday night.
And don't forget to schedule relaxation and alone time for yourself!
Ask for Introductions
Many single mums are shy about letting people know they are single and ready to mingle. Don’t make the assumption that friends and co-workers would set you up on dates if they knew someone who was right for you.
Telling your friends the top three qualities your seeking in a companion is more likely to fill up your dance card than just waiting for other to think of you for a blind date.
Don’t Date Your Ex’s Opposite
There is a tendency after a relationship ends is to rebound with someone who has all the qualities that your ex lacked. They had no ambition so you seek out someone with a high-profile career.
These relationships can seem satisfying at first but make sure you are loving your new partner for who they are rather than just filling the holes left by your previous partner.
Keep Your Kids Out Of It
Being a mother is a full-time job, and your whole life and all your conversations inevitably end up revolving around your kids. However, in the dating scene, this is a topic for a later date.
Remember, when you start dating a man he wants to see you in a sexual way and using pictures of your children on your dating profile or talking about them throughout the entire date is normally a massive turn-off.
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