Single Parent Dating Issues

If you are a single parent who is trying to date you have probably have issues about dating again. Here are just a few of the concerns that most single moms and dad have about venturing onto the dating scene to find a new love.

It is true that many single men and women have a second job to help them support the family. Between working and cleaning and caring for the children this leaves little time for a romance. Many single parents just want to come home and pass out in bed.

The upshot is that you have to plan your new dating life the same way you would anything else in your life as a single parent. You need to set aside a certain amount of time every week to get a makeover, fix yourself up and find a good babysitter.

So many single parents are also out of shape physically. This is due to leading a stressful lifestyle that leads to bad eating habits and a lack of exercise.

Furthermore many single parents always put their kids first and never splurge on the kind of makeovers or clothing that would be more attractive to the opposite sex.

Basically if you are serious about dating spend some time on your skin, your hair and working out and buy yourself some clothes that shows the opposite sex that you mean business when it comes to love.

Many candidates on the single parent dating scene are single because they have been burned by an ex partner. They are not in good shape emotionally. It may even take some single men or women to get into the dating scene again and it can be really difficult emotionally.

The thing that will help the single parent who is ready to love again the most is to get over his or her fear of what can happen. Trying to have a sense of humor about the past can help. In order for a single parent to have a healthy new relationship there must be some kind of attempt made to deal with pas resentments. It can be very difficult to allow yourself to be loved again but it is often the right thing to do, especially if you want your children to have a new mommy or daddy in their future.

Most single parent dating can be arranged through dating sites only for singles parents like but that approach is not for everyone. You can definitely people offline as well. You can find mixers and events planned by entrepreneurs at bars and night clubs. There are also things out there like walks in the parks for singles and single dances. Churches sometimes hold dances for newly divorced or widowed parents as well.

Baby Names Inspired By The 1950s

Are you one of those moms-to-be who loves those fifties cut dresses with the boat-neck, who is a fan of Mad Men and who loves Jackie-O and fabulous fifties furniture. If that is the case you might want to consider giving your newborn a name that is fifties.

You can start with the famous Dick and Jane monikers. Back then everyone could relate to Dick and Jane thanks to the popular kid's books that everyone was raised on that starred this perfect pair of friends.

You can also look to sitcoms from the fifties to find baby names. The old sitcom 'Leave It to Beaver' is a goldmine of these types of names. There is Ward, Wally and June. You probably do not want to call your girl or boy Beaver nowadays just simply because that particular little nickname does not have such a great connotation.

I love Lucy also has some great names from the fifties in it. Consider calling your kid Ricky, Ethel or Lucille. You might also want to consider the Laura, Rob, Sally and Dick that were popular from that era. Once again, watch it when you call a kid 'Dick.' It may not be the best name depending on where you live in the world.

If you are having twins you can try Marilyn and Arthur, or Marilyn and Joe after Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller or Marilyn and Joe DiMaggio. Marilyn, Arthur and Joe are all names that are very much considered to be relics of the fifties. Arthur is the intellectual reference, Marilyn is the sex goddess reference and Joe is what you will want to name your future athletic 'little slugger.'

Another great source of names from the fifties is the ultimate sit-com about the fifties which is Happy Days. Ralph, Joanie, Richie and Arthur (again) are the types of names for your baby that you cull from pop culture in this case. Who was Arthur on that sitcom you might ask? Why, that was Fonzie's (The Fonz) real name.
Other popular male names from the fifties include Bud or Buddy (from Warren Beatty, Buddy Rich and Gilligan's Island), Dean (James Dean and Dean Martin), Elvis (after Elvis Presley) Fred (from Fred McMurray), Norman Steven, Dennis, Paul, Kenneth, Donald and Joseph.

Popular fifties girls names include Patsy (from Patsy Cline), Donna (from Donna Reed), Margaret (after England's Princess Margaret), Grace (after Grace Kelly), Connie (after Connie Francis), Patty (after Patty Duke), Diane, Pamela, Janet, Shirley and Carolyn.