(Parenting.com) -- You've mastered the playdate, but now it's time for the date-date.If you're feeling nervous or confused about entering the complex world of dating again, you're not alone. Cheese, library, my backyard -- I don't really find myself in adult environments these days.Bonus: He’s a single dad, so there is common ground — someone who gets the demands and time constraints.Rule 2: Be creative about sitters New to Point Pleasant, I trust two, maybe three families to watch my son alone.Try meeting at a coffee shop, rather than a dinner date.• Try to meet in groups of other people, so you can see how he interacts with other people.• Don’t drink alcohol; keep your senses sharp on the first date.• Consider paying your own way so there’s no sense of obligation.“Single moms don’t have the time and energy to play games.offers these tips for the first date.• Meet outside the home at first.
--Renee, 30, Totowa, New Jersey Solution: Spencer says to rethink that afternoon of fun."It's hard to meet your match when everyone you're hanging out with is under three feet tall." She recommends, instead of heading to kid-centered places, to try some kid-friendly ones, where you might be able to scope out a cutie."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.While we are single parents, this is not a dating site. If you came here to make friends for you and your kids, find fun things to do and meet people who know what you are going through... Contacting members for the purpose of dating is prohibited and will result in being removed and banned from the group.You can be an active member by attending suggested Meetups, or by nominating them yourself! If you are inactive for too long - meaning you haven't attended a Meetup - you will be removed. To be a member, we ask you post a recognizable photo of yourself to ensure we can find each other at events.