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8 rules of dating

I would imagine that everyone has some sort of reaction to that word.

To some, the word evokes memories of romantic moments with a significant other.

The female race is an elusive and intimidating breed. In fact, I would venture to say that there are times when even they don't know what they’re thinking, so you have GOT to be on your toes. Once you think you've got them figured out, you get clocked in the head with their purse, and you have to look for another gal to date.

Now that you've got some fond (or not-so-fond) memories of dating bouncing around in your head, I'm going to throw another element into the mix that will make the dating game a little more advanced.

The gal that you're interested in dating is a single mom. You're drawn to her because she is very mature and independent (and beautiful, no doubt)—you like that.

But along with her fears, feelings, and needs that you have to be willing to give your all to, she might have a few kids that will need that same sort of support and love as well.

So, I've scoured the interwebs for tips that should help when dating a single mom.

Here are eight rules that I think will lead you in the right direction.Rule #1: Don't Treat Dating Like It's a Sprint—It's More Like a Half Marathon Guys, you have got to take it slow.Despite everything being instant these days (texting, canned sandwiches, high-speed internet, get-rich-quick schemes), you have to give the relationship time to blossom, and it's not going to happen overnight. You're a great guy, so don't blow it by proposing to the gal on the second date.Unfortunately, I've heard of stuff like that happening. and then wallow in sadness with a canned sandwich and instant oatmeal. I've found that being straight up with how you feel yields awesome benefits. Chances are she's already a little tender from stuff that's happened in the past. What's more enjoyable than a beautiful woman happily telling you about everything that she loves?Rule #2: Cut the Crap and Quit Playing Games Playing games with your prospective partner's emotions is reserved for teenagers. Being honest and having good communication skills, from what I’ve heard, are of HUGE importance if you want a successful relationship. Maybe sushi, but this definitely comes in as a close second.But, then again, I only heard that through the grapevine, so I may be wrong.(I'm not wrong.)Rule #3: Do NOT Bring Up Her Ex That's none of your business … Sure, if you get into a more serious relationship with her, her ex will more than likely be brought up, but for the time being, get to know her—not why she is a single mom. Rule #4: Man Up and Be a Gentleman She may or may not have been emotionally broken in the past—you don't really know. Don't you dare split the check with her on the first date!Either way, do what you can to show her that you are a decent guy—open the door for her (yes, the car door and the door into the restaurant), speak kindly about her and other people, be genuinely interested in her. Don't be coughing up the big bucks at some fancy restaurant just so you can get some later. Rule #5: Give Her the Support That She Needs I've never been a single mom before, but I know a few, and they have got a ton on their plate.A single mom is responsible for providing for her children's emotional, financial, and social support in addition to her own. Be someone who is willing to put aside everything that you are doing so that you can be excited or sad or angry or hopeful with the woman that is needing that support. Her Kids are Priority Number One If she says she's too busy with her kids to go out with you over the weekend, she probably really is busy with her kids.Kids are a huge responsibility when two people are sharing the responsibilities, but now that she's taking care of the kids by herself, she's definitely going to have her hands full.Be patient and realize that although you may be an important part in her life, those kiddos are at the top of her list. Rule #7: Don’t Be Pushy in Getting to Meet Her Kids I'm quite sure that you're going to have to have a connection with the kids in order to have a successful relationship with a single mom, but you've got to let the relationship with her kids happen when it happens.

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