Widows differs from dating singles
But I am sure it has to be more difficult for you as you have more kids thus more schedules to juggle. Just on the face of it, generally, the difference is that in one case you would be coming into a family situation that had adjusted to a loss, while in the other case, the family had been devastated from conflict. The post-divorce family may be likely to resume the conflicts, while the bereaved family may struggle with loyalty issues or with the ongoing comparison. Just go with the flow.actually we'd rather date widowed women as opposed to divorced or single mom out of wedlock.
I would be much more hopeful of building a new relationship on an existing, firm foundation, like if the house had been hit by a storm, than of building with new wood to replace what arson burned down. There is a huge gulf between losing spouse to death, when the two of you were still in love. widowed means you stuck by your family...divorced mom or out of wedlock mom is a little less shall i say...respected? I have one left at home who is a junior in high school.
My experience has been much the same as a divorced single parent with the exception of the full time responsibility for the kids. However, I taught my kids to be independent and we had special rules for my personal adult time.
I made sure that since there was no Dad to call in case of an emergency, my phone was always on and they had at least two back up numbers to call.
My offering was from the theoretical point of view.. Although my daughter is a teen and old enough to stay home alone for an afternoon or an evening I am not going to do this to her every Friday and Saturday.
When I do know my daughter is doing a sleepover or going to a party I plan my dates accordingly so I can take advantage of this time alone.
In most cases, you'll actually be a better prospect to men for dating as they won't have to contend with an ex that's still in the picture for the kids and of course for yourself. The group completely disagreed with my opinion but I support saying "single" once you have a track record.... I'm an evil smoker so I can't pass the mail filter.
Plentyoffish dating forums are a place to meet singles and get dating advice or share dating experiences etc.
Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...
Yes, I know some of my posts are filled with irony, however many are very sage.
That being said, the men who find you sexy as all getout will approach you.