A Dating Do for Single Moms

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I’ve been asked questions about dating and I’ve always felt inadequate. Dating is a personal experience – so beware of those giving advice.

Having given that disclaimer I must share one sincere and serious Dating Do I’m sure of. And that is. . .

Take Your Time.

Seems simple, doesn’t it? It’s not.

So many rush love. Or they hurry marriage. Or they take the first one who shows any interest.

Timing is everything. A healthy relationship-the kind you want-takes time to develop. This requires patience.

After sixteen years raising my children as a single mother I got an engagement ring. I won’t say it was easy or that it always went well during those waiting years. However, I still remember clearly my grown and married daughter, Treva, repeating to me something I had often told her, “Good things come to those who wait.”

What I have today was certainly worth waiting for.

Take your time.



  1. I remember talking with a new friend shortly after I was divorced. She said she had been single for 12 years and I thought Wow! that is a long time. Being single does offer lots of opportunity to get to know one’s self. I can look back and see the value in all those years-but I won’t ever say to you it was easy.

  2. I absolutely agree. Timing is everything and good things are worth waiting for. I’ve been a single mom for 7 years. I married too young at age 20 so am making my dating “mistakes” now instead of in my younger years. I’m learning more about myself and what works for me and what doesn’t. I don’t need a man in my life but will welcome – and be able to recognize – the right one when he presents himself since I’ve spent more time getting to know myself. I hope that doesn’t take another ten years though!

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