But, is it OK to be honest about dating with my child?
--Carol, 34, New Haven, Connecticut Solution: Just like you're not lying about having a kid to your date -- don't lie about having a date to your kid.
Read on as single parents share their dating dilemmas and Amy Spencer, relationship expert and author of "Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match" solves them. How can I meet a guy when I don't really go out to the bars or clubs anymore?
--Renee, 30, Totowa, New Jersey Solution: Spencer says to rethink that afternoon of fun.
)." Bottom line: If things work out, then you can start gushing about your little one and eventually let your date see for his- or herself. Problem: My daughter is twelve years old and I want to be honest with her when it comes to leaving her with a sitter to go out.
In other words, if I'm going on a date, I don't want to tell her I have a work obligation.
The kids will feel more comfortable in their own home and might enjoy bonding by showing the new person their stuff, like a favorite toy or backyard space," advises Ledley. Problem: Face it, even though I'm 29, I have a curfew -- as in I have to get home to relieve the babysitter.
Maybe you make a mean lasagna, can hold your own on the tennis court, can tell a great joke, or always know what someone wants before they speak.
How do I have my adult fun when the date is on a time schedule?