The dating world is tough enough when you don't have children to worry about. Dating a single parent increases the difficulty to a whole new level. But if you're up to the challenge, it could be the best thing to happen to your love life.
Here are five benefits of dating a single parent that you probably never thought about.
They have to be good time managers.
In general, the hustle and bustle of life makes it difficult to squeeze in time for yourself. That time to yourself is even more precious for a parent because the majority of their time is consumed by caring for the miniature version of themselves. In order to have time to do the things that make them happy they have to be good time managers to finesse time for that special someone.
They tend to play less games.
Dating is difficult because you typically have to deal with a bunch of ancillary drama. Parents don't have time for that.
Dates don't have to be so serious.
Going on formal dates are nice, but most of the time a single parent wants the opportunity to cut loose and be free when they sacrifice time away from their little one. Out of the box date ideas create some really fun and memorable moments. On the other hand, there will be times when a single parent wants to have quiet time with another adult, so it's a win-win.
They are less likely to overcrowd you.
More likely than not, when a single isn't caring for their children, their days are consumed by work. Dating a single parent means that you have to be secure enough in your connection to not feel any less appreciated because they may not constantly blow your phone up. You should feel special when they find the time to fit you into that busy schedule. Use your time away from that person to be productive.
You'll meet their child at some point.
Not before you're ready though. Single parents don't take introducing a potential partner lightly. When this happens, you no longer have to question if things are getting serious.