8 rules in dating
And when you bring single parents, their former partners, and their children into the mix, things get even messier.
Despite everything being instant these days (texting, canned sandwiches, high-speed internet, get-rich-quick schemes), you have to give the relationship time to blossom, and it's not going to happen overnight. You're a great guy, so don't blow it by proposing to the gal on the second date.
The gal that you're interested in dating is a single mom. You're drawn to her because she is very mature and independent (and beautiful, no doubt)—you like that.
But along with her fears, feelings, and needs that you have to be willing to give your all to, she might have a few kids that will need that same sort of support and love as well.
Unfortunately, I've heard of stuff like that happening. and then wallow in sadness with a canned sandwich and instant oatmeal. I've found that being straight up with how you feel yields awesome benefits. Chances are she's already a little tender from stuff that's happened in the past.
Rule #2: Cut the Crap and Quit Playing Games Playing games with your prospective partner's emotions is reserved for teenagers. Being honest and having good communication skills, from what I’ve heard, are of HUGE importance if you want a successful relationship. What's more enjoyable than a beautiful woman happily telling you about everything that she loves?