Dating with children
Whether you're six months post-divorce or six years, there is no "right" time to start dating. If you're dying to get out of the house, call your girlfriends for a night out. If you're looking to get your heart pounding, try some cardio.
"Perhaps a better question than when is why," says Christine Baumgartner, relationship coach at The Perfect Catch. Expecting dating to fulfill all your needs is unrealistic and might attract (or cause you to accept) people who aren't right for you.
Other than that, she says, save the details about your children, your custody arrangements, your divorce, and your ex for when you know the person better.If activities seem too hard on your schedule or psyche right now, Zane says to look into the Internet dating scene."They are fun, flirty, and super ego boosters," says Zane.Baumgartner recommends relating it to friendships your child may have had.Talk about how we meet people we like and as we get to know each other better we get to decide if we still want to be friends, she says.