Tell your parents online dating
Read on as single parents share their dating dilemmas and Amy Spencer, relationship expert and author of "Meeting Your Half-Orange: An Utterly Upbeat Guide to Using Dating Optimism to Find Your Perfect Match" solves them. How can I meet a guy when I don't really go out to the bars or clubs anymore?
--Renee, 30, Totowa, New Jersey Solution: Spencer says to rethink that afternoon of fun.
For Debra Spark, taking her then 13-year-old son to meet a 16-year-old online friend in a different state was something she never thought she would do.
Spark, who wrote about the experience for Slate, says she initially didn’t like the idea of the Internet rendezvous, which her son requested when he discovered Spark was attending a literary festival in the state where his friend lived.
Somehow through the magic of time and space, you like him and he likes you.
All that’s left is for you to take things to the next step. So how do you make this a positive experience and avoid freaking them out?
Your grandparents might have met when he accidentally delivered a newspaper to the wrong house on his bike route.
"A museum, bookstore, sidewalk fair, farmer's market, or a park without swings where your kid can run on the grass and play catch are all places where adults hang out too," advises Spencer.
I'm anxious to note I have a kid because I don't want to scare guys away. --Ashley, 28, Winter Garden, Florida Solution: You're teaching your kids not to lie, right? "If you're going to send mixed or false signals, there's no point in shooting the flare gun up at all.