If your date doesn’t call back, don’t take it personally.
An 18-year-old doesn’t expect every date to lead to a long-term relationship, nor should you.
Make sure you carve out intentional time with your children; physically and verbally demonstrate that they will always be your priority and that your new dating life will not threaten the way you feel about them.Remember that you’re now their model for what dating looks like, so move forward carefully and intentionally once you do start dating.Talk to your kids about how they’re feeling, let them know that you’re going on dates, and be very selective and careful about when your young’uns get to meet your new significant other.So let yourself shine."Dating and empowerment coach Laurel House agrees, suggesting that you need to get comfortable being alone as well."You don't need to feel like you 'should' be out doing things," she says.