Octomom, Nadya Suleman, said that she doesn’t plan on dating until her kids are at least 18-years old. ”I get way too much male attention,” said the single mom, according to People. ”When men look at me, I look away and they know not to approach me. I know I’m beautiful – I don’t need a man to tell me that.” As for now, Suleman’s biggest concern is her children, and she doesn’t plan on that changing anytime soon.
What are some obstacles to dating as a single parent?
Dating in general is a challenge, let alone when you have kids. Cupid has some tips:
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1. Attatchments: Kids that grow up without a father figure are going to look for someone else to fill that role. If you bring home the people you date, you don’t want your kids to get too attached – especially if it’s not something that you could see working long term.
2. Commitment: As a single parent you’re constantly busy with work and the kids, and having time to build a strong relationship may be a difficult task. However, don’t be afraid to find a babysitter a few nights a month without feeling guilty, because you deserve to find love if you’re seeking it.
3. Prioritizing: New love interests can be exciting and it’s easy to love the flirting and mystery, but don’t let yourself get too caught up. Remember that you have a family to think of, and a crush should never come before your children. If you prioritize your time, you just might end up snagging Mr. Right.
How do you find time to date as a single parent? Share your comments below.