Dating Tips


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Do not badmouth your ex or talk about things he did or is doing that bug you. That will turn off your date and you will likely never hear from him.


A date is about getting to know each other, try to focus on asking the guy questions about himself and his life and sharing information about yourself.


Flirt! Flirting is a dying art. Men often get this part totally wrong, and unfortunately a lot of them believe that flirting is somehow creepy.


Leaving Your Profile Empty: Your profile exists to tell people about yourself. Do not leave it empty!


If you wait too long, it might be awkward, or the other person might leave, thinking you are not interested in taking things further.


Make sure the guy knows you are a single mom. In other words, do not try to keep it a secret.


Waiting Too Long to Meet in Person: Once you start talking online and hit things off, meet in person!


Leaving Your Profile Empty: Most people would not go for someone they know literally nothing about. Write about yourself.


Waiting Too Long to Meet in Person: Avoid these common online dating mistakes and you will greatly increase your chances of success.


Do not introduce him to your kids too soon. Just because you are head over heels with your new guy, does not mean your kids are going to be.


Single mom attire and dating attire are totally different. Keep in mind that even though you are a great mom your goal is to feel as pretty as you can.


Remember, online dating is about more than making a good first impression and it is about finding the potential for a bond that lasts.


Do not badmouth your ex: If you want to complain about your ex, call your girlfriends, tell your therapist or journal your feelings.


Being Too Picky: It is good to be picky when it comes to online dating. There is a fine line between having high standards and unreasonable standards.


Do not go so over the top with your expression that you intimidate him or her. One gentle, well worded statement is plenty.


Do not pretend you are something you are not. It is tempting to put on your best face for a first date, but make sure that best face is actually yours.


Listen, do not just head nod. We should all do if we want to have meaningful interactions and develop healthy relationships with other people.


Be honest and upfront about why you got divorced. Do not take this the wrong way, but you need to have a story.


Convey that your time is precious. A man who makes himself too available will unknowingly decrease his level of net worth.


Express enjoyment, but not desperation. At the end of the date, be honest with your date.