Single parent and dating feelings
Children who have lost parents through death have similar feelings.
Even children of single parents can have negative feelings associated with “not having” a mother or father in their life.
Come adolescence, it can feel awkward, even embarrassing, to begin dating and have a parent who is also starting to date.
If the adolescent now feels old enough to date, the parent may be supposed to be too old to date.
Of course it is, as long as you do it responsibly, and your children are not disrupted by your dating.