When it comes to dating, single parents are pretty much like everyone else except that they come with some extras – a kid or more, perhaps some emotional baggage from the past that they still lug around, and a sense of character that’s all their own.
If you’re having some second thoughts about going out with that interesting person you met online because he/she happens to be a single parent, read on. We’ve listed some of the advantages of exploring romance with a single mom or dad.
1. Most single parents are emotionally strong and mature
They’ve been there, done that. They know what it’s like to go through a very difficult time and come out of it unscathed, or perhaps sporting some battle scars that add to their spunk and charm.
2. They have become wiser
Meeting a person who had some hard life and love lessons learned can be a good teacher. And since they know better now, they are likely to do better too.
3. They already have some parenting experience
Let’s face it, two newbie parents are likely to make mistakes along the way. If one already has experience how to handle a kid (single parents actually play the role of a mom and dad), then the responsibility becomes less intimidating.
4. They want to make things work this time around
They don’t want another failed relationship. So expect most of them to take care of a relationship with a deep sense of commitment and loyalty.Though some may still be reluctant to seek serious relationships and prefer casual dating at first, most single parents eventually want a long-term partnership. If that’s you also want, then it’s a good match to start with.
5. You can have an instant family and learn to love unselfishly
Dating a single parent can teach you how to give love that knows how to accept and appreciate your partner for who he/she is, overcome challenges, expand your heart for more people (the kid/kids!), and grow deeper in your relationship.
The package and strings that come with single parents can cause some people to feel hesitant and overwhelmed with the idea of dating one. Zorpia suggests you don’t limit your choices and don’t let prejudice or wrong notions keep you from finding your match – whether he or she be single, with kids, or divorced. Keep your heart open!
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