Inside the Mind of a Single Mom

by mssinglemama on September 6, 2009

What every man should know.

I can’t take credit for the awesome title of this article. Sherri over at thought of it when she asked me to write a piece for her website. Check it out and let me know what you think.

What did I miss? What other tips would you give men dating single moms?

If you are a man dating a single mom read my series on How to Date a Single Mom:

How to Date a Single Mom, Part 1: The original, very useful list of tips for the guys.
How to Date a Single Mom, Part 2:
What to tell a man dating a single mom?
How to Date a Single Mom, Part 3:
Hear from a man who spent 5 days with Benjamin and I.

How to Date a Single Mom, Part 4:
Take your vitamins.
How to Date a Single Mom Part 5:
How to win a single mom’s trust and her heart.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Alessandra September 6, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I just loved your article. Congrats.
I do feel that some men are so afraid of dating and committing, specially when it comes to single moms.


Nate Rivers September 6, 2009 at 8:36 pm

I think you’re article helped dis spell some myths that guys have about dating a single mom… the one for me that I worry about when meeting a woman with a kid is the ex factor. I have dated a few women who it turned out… were not over their exes.. but like you’re saying you just need to feel it out… they aren’t all like that…


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Speedgirl September 7, 2009 at 9:00 am

Great article Alaina!
As I read, I was looking for the section on realizing that you, the man, do not come first in her life. I think a lot of men are used to being the focus of a woman’s attention. That isn’t the case when dating a single mom. A sick chid will trump a romantic dinner for two. A ballet recital is more important than concert tickets to her favorite band. A man needs to know that this does not mean a single mom does not adore him – it is just a fact that her children will always come first.
What do you think?


Ms. Single Mama September 7, 2009 at 11:45 am

Totally agree.

This is something I read about a lot out there – men complaining about being #2. I’m sorry, but if any “man” complains about being second to a child – than he is a child himself.

Kids first. Period. And that is universal.


arscuore September 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Loved it. I think you alluded to it, but guys also have to be flexible in scheduling dates (and be open to living-room dates!). School nights don’t work for most moms.


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