But what if you chat someone up only to discover she's not only single, but a mom? You like this woman because she is capable and determined and basically an all-around life-conquering badass, right?
Dating is one thing, but dating a single mom requires a new skill set.
You're likelier to meet someone if you're out of the house and moving through the world. Hire babysitters and go places and do shit without your kid. It's your job to weed out the creepy and/or lecherous and/or predatory, just as you did back when you were single and childless.But before long I got way wrapped up in the allure of this routine, and truth was I was living a double life.Soccer mom by day, flirty, carefree woman in heels come the weekend. Meet for the first time in a populated, public location – never in a private or remote location. Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you're going.If you own a mobile phone, make sure you have it with you . Do not do anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret. Just in case things don't work out, you need to be in control of your own ride – even if you take a taxi.