When I was a single mom, I thought it a good idea not to introduce my son to potential father figures, because my son wanted one so badly and I didn't want my boy hurt if it didn't work out. I had the clever idea to have an early bedtime for my little boy, so it was lights out at 7:30pm, then I would spruce up and a date would come see me around 9pm. I have to say, I was extremely careful about my life choices because of having my son out of wedlock, so I didn't engage in sexual activity until I met my now husband. I went 6 years without sex, so my husband had a wild woman on his hands when I finally decided I had to have him. I have been married for 21 years, and I will be married to this man forever so it worked. My husband adopted my son and my boy became a registered nurse. My main advice is, whatever you do, be a thoughtful parent and put your son first in dating matters.
Single Moms need love too.
Carefully. And you have to come to realize that depending on the kid's age, you will eventually get caught. The single mom that I dated and I were friends at first so her kids knew me and we got along pretty well. Dating was a little strange at first since we tried to keep it secret till we both got tired of me sneaking out before dawn. Just make sure that you know the person you're dating and that he is the type of person you'd want in your kids' lives otherwise you're really just wasting/killing time with him.
It's cool to have sex with a stranger in one room, so long as you first make sure the toddler is asleep in another room. You have to stay quiet, though, so the child doesn't wake up and see who you are with.
It figures this kind of answer would come from someone other than a mother.
I've had first-hand experience with blind dates with mothers. I didn't just make this up.
i'm real. period.