You also want to make sure that you are focusing on your own emotions—how ready are you to move into a serious relationship?
Dating as a single person is one thing; dating as a divorced person with kids is quite another thing.
True, Kate has eight kids, and to steal a title from an Allison Pearson novel, I don't know how she does it.
"I don't believe there is someone out there who can handle my baggage that's too heavy to lift." She may be right on that; it will take a very, very special someone who'll want to take on eight little kids and a reality TV star.
Still, single parents are entitled to a fulfilling personal life and we're looking for it, challenges be damned!
Single mom Kate Gosselin is, evidently, ready to date again. The reality TV star's divorce from her former hubby, Jon, was finalized last year, and after about a year of trying to sort things out and come to some sense of normalcy post-divorce, most of us are ready to get back into the mating game.
By the time we hit age 36, as Kate did late last month, we're pretty hip to what dating's about -- unless somewhere along the line we procreated.If you've taken a long vacation from the dating scene, it can be daunting to even think about going out on a date.You may be wondering what's changed since you quit dating the first time, where do you go to meet men, or how you should act when you are out on a date? It would take time to develop and many, many experiences…both funny and pathetic.And, since most men my age are divorced, too, he'd most likely need me to do the same.And that's the big post-divorce dating shocker: Looking for love when you have kids is a package deal, and it's often as tough as trying to open the PVC clamshell packaging just about everything comes in nowadays.In fact more single parents are dating than their kid-free peers, according to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher, author of and a advisor.