When you finally get to spend time with your date and their children together, be observant. Would you want them being a step-parent to your children?There is always going to be an element of compromise and learning from each other, but there needs to be some common ground if you expect this relationship to last.When you’re dating a single parent, you’ll quickly learn that their children come first-and if you are a single parent yourself, you are already quite aware of that fact!

Some single parents are very protective, and rightfully so.

Allow things to unfold naturally, and remember that even if you are ready to introduce your date to your kids, he or she might not be ready yet.

When you’re dating as a single parent in the US, there are more than two people involved.

Don’t expect to become an “insta-family”, or even meet your date’s children for quite some time, this isn’t an episode of the Brady Bunch.

Everyone parents their kids differently, and it’s important to determine if you and your date’s styles are on the same page, especially if you are hoping that things will get serious.

Ask them questions about how they handle certain situations, and share what you would do as well.

We Love Dates is an online dating site specifically designed for single mums and dads.

Our goal is for each and every one of our members to develop a meaningful and lasting relationship with their soul-mate.

Recognize that you’ll need to be flexible, sacrifice spontaneity and might have to schedule your dates around their kid’s school and soccer games.