Whether you see a movie, spend a day window-shopping, take a walk, attend a support group, or grab lunch or a coffee, try to make a resolution to give yourself adult interaction on a regular basis.When most divorced parents start dating, their children's reaction is usually negative.On the flip side, don't feel you have to run out and find a new mate to provide another parent for your kids.Your kids are probably better off with you alone than with your rebound-romance interest.Are you willing to date a single parent (scheduling can be a real problem, but another single parent should have true empathy for you and your situation)?
"When a single parent wants to go out on a date, often they'll feel guilty that they should spend more time with their children.
Also, give your children whatever amount of time they need to adjust to your new lifestyle.
Talk to them openly about your need for adult companionship.
Before embarking on a new relationship, you should think about what you're looking for in a companion. What specific qualities will complement you, your children, and your lifestyle?
What type of companionship are you seeking: do you need a friend, a date, or are you hoping to remarry?