2017 estimates say that single mothers lead around 7.76% of all American households,¹ meaning that there are literally millions of single moms across America.
If you date women, then, dating a single mom is a very real possibility, especially if you date women in their 30s, 40s, or 50s.
That mimosa-laden brunch becomes a rowdy morning at IHOP, HBO for two becomes family shows with the kids. You may just find that sitting through yet another episode of earns you bigger heart eyes than the avocado toast ever did. Then you’re going to have to deal with the fact that her ex may very likely still be around.
She might have a friendly co-parenting deal, she might want her ex to step up more; either way, you’ll be expected to appreciate the presence her ex has in her life. Follow her lead when it comes to you and her kids One of the most important rules of dating single mom is to let her set the pace when it comes to her kids.
It's fine to talk about your kids, but keep it to a minimum. It's a good idea to keep your dates private until things start to get serious.