It's natural to feel butterflies in your stomach, so don’t worry, advise single moms like Amanda T.
“I just started seeing someone and I was nervous at first,” she says.
I went out with a girlfriend in Montclair, NJ, to a fun place called Just Jakes. It was a little deceiving, sure, but I thought telling the guys I was a single mom would influence their answers—and I wanted raw thoughts.
You read books on how to give birth and how to breastfeed, but learning how to date when you have a child seems much more complicated.I haven’t dated in three years and on top of being out of the dating scene, I am also stressing out about how to deal with being a single mom [who] dates and [how to] balance the two. When is the right time to start dating after having a baby?And how do you know whether the guy is going to treat your kids okay?When my ex-husband and I separated, I thought I’d be single for the rest of my life.I planned on keeping my married name, raising my 2-month-old daughter alone, and living out some kind of disservice.