Children of Single Parents Shouldn’t be a Barrier to Dating

From: Bright Day Ltd
Published: Thu Nov 26 2009

However, this seems to be a great shame, particularly when the children state that they would far prefer their single parents date and find another partner. This is borne out by children of MumsDateDads, members of a dating site for single parents looking for love.

When bringing up young ones, their welfare is not only paramount but also a full-time job. So, it seems for single parents the question is two-fold: What’s more important than concentrating all your time on your children; and, who has time to spend looking for another significant other?

Andy Hammonds, founder of explains, "These two issues should be equally dealt with: The Children are the centre of the family unit and should be treated delicately as such, particularly when dating. But if the situation is dealt with properly they will be okay with their Mum or Dad spending time dating someone."

It seems the children are up for their parents to looking forward to a new relationship, but it’s the parents who are holding back for the sake of their off-spring.

Andy goes further, "Let’s be more specific: Maybe parents are putting too much on to their children’s shoulders and not letting themselves think about what they themselves want and need. The children will always be their priority, but there is more to life for all of us. It’s always great to see the children grow into well-rounded adults but parents, particularly single ones, need to give themselves a break in the meantime and even show their kids that they are happy in a new relationship too."

Maybe then the moral of the story is for the adults to listen to their children, take the bull by the horns and find a new love interest. After all it’s not too difficult with the opportunity available online with Take a chance!

MumsDateDads is free to join, enabling you to browse the site and view thousands of single parents’ profiles. You can pay a small subscription fee securely online or via your mobile phone which will allow you to create and view video profiles, send personal messages, and offer virtual themed gifts. As a member you can also use your mobile to upload photos to your profile as well as receive text messages notifying you that other single parents have sent you a message.

Contact info:
Company: Bright Day Ltd
Contact Name: bella hammonds
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Contact Phone: 01684 299164

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