After 17 years of being out of the dating scene, I have decided to start my life anew. I got divorced almost 10 years ago and received a decree of nullity 3 years ago. Also, she is Catholic and free to marry.
Recently I have started going out with a single mother, she is in her early thirties and I am in my mid-thirties. She has two children, 9 and 7; while my three children are teenagers. We have gone out four times already and have enjoyed each other’s company.
I realize that dating a single mother is going to be more challenging than dating a single woman with no children, especially when it comes to going out since her children will always take precedence over any of our planned outings. I also realize that if we were to develop a relationship it would be slower to attain because of our responsibilities. I am freer to go out since two of my children live with their mother, while the eldest lives with me and he is 17.
I’ve been doing a lot of reading online about dating and whatnot, but it seems as if most of the information I find is more geared toward single persons with no children. For example, on several blogs I read that if a woman cancels your date, then she should take the initiative to schedule the next one. Again, to me this seems geared toward persons with no immediate responsibilities.
Just getting back into the dating game has been strange, awkward and feel like a newbie all over again. Any guidance will be helpful!