When it comes to dating, and you are a single mom, what do you look for? Are you looking for someone that you are compatible with? Someone that you are attracted to? Or do you look for someone that would be good for your kids? A good guy?
When there are kids involved, your expectations seem to change. Gosh, before kids, I always seemed to be attracted to the "Bad Boy" Image. And I know I was not alone. But now that I have kids, I find that I am pretty picky. Maybe too picky. But to me, my kids will be influenced by whoever I am seeing. And I look for the positive. And try to avoid the "Bad Boy".
I have to take my hat off to those women that make time to date while they have younger kids. It's hard to find the time (at least for me). Or maybe it's just how I prioritize in my life. To me, dating is not something I HAVE to do.... However, being there for my kids and working my business IS.
So if there is a good guy that you are interested in, tell him how you feel and why you are taking things slower than he may want. He may really understand and respect you even more for being honest.