Use other means to keep in touch – texting, phone calls and emails and value the time you do get together.
If, when and how you meet the kids has to be the decision of the parent.
She had children too, so trying to balance both of our schedules and find evenings that we were both kid-free just put more and more stress on our relationship.
It requires you to be able to deal with lots of different feelings, be patient and understanding when the kids come first and also to be clear about what it is you want from a relationship.
It is not the right kind of relationship for everyone and even though you may get on great with your date you need to be honest if you are struggling with the whole package.
Some people assume that if they are dating a single parent they are expected to take on a parenting role themselves. Concentrate your efforts on developing a good, solid relationship with your date and as time goes on talk to them about the role they would like you to have in their children’s lives.
When you meet your date’s children they may not like you, or you them.
Even though you know that is how it should be, it may still cause feelings of jealousy – whatever you do don’t nag or complain for more – this is likely to make your date feel like they have taken on another child rather than an adult date.