Dating site Match.com found that 25% of singles would wait two to three months before introducing the person they're dating to their kids. (See the results of their survey of single parents here.)
Alman offers these five tips for single moms to keep in mind when introducing their new boyfriend to their kids.
Many are not ready for "family" involvements. I'd either casually introduce him as "a friend" in the same way you might friends of either sex. Otherwise, wait until you are sure you are "an item." There is never a set time table for anything in sex and romance.
Do they even care?
For instance tell your child, "My friend Jon is taking me sailing.Would you like to come, too?"
Save the introductions for the one(s) that really matter.
Don't make it a do or die outcome if your child is indifferent or unfriendly.
"The bottom line; don't let your feelings of guilt hold you from happiness and finding love again," says Pace. "Your kids need to understand that there are things in life you want that make you happy, and when you're happy, you're the nicer, sweet mommy that they love so dearly."
Pictured, above, is Nichelle Pace with her sons -- Julian age 17, and Jonathan age 6.
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