Mature single mums! These heroes have spent years putting their kids first and now they’re a little older they can make single mum dating their priority.

Perhaps you’re a single mother yourself, ready to get back into the dating scene and start meeting interesting people, or perhaps you’re about to start dating a single mum and want to make sure it goes well…

Either way, we’ve put together our guide for single mum dating over 50 to help you navigate the tricky world of love, and make meaningful connections with special people.

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Single mum dating when you’re over 50

Are you ready to start dating as a single mum? You’ve spent years prioritising your kids, and now they’ve flown the nest, you have more time to devote to yourself and finding that special someone.

It can seem a little daunting putting yourself out there, especially if you’re only getting back into dating later in life, but mature single mum dating is a great way to give back to yourself and meet like-minded singles who’ll appreciate you for you.

We’ve put together our top tips for single mum dating when you’re over 50, so you can make the most of this exciting chapter of your life with someone special!

  • Prioritise yourself and what you want

You’ve spent years taking care of other people – raising children doesn’t always leave lots of time to date! Now you and your kids are a little older, this chapter is all about prioritising yourself and what you want.

You know yourself much better than you did at 25, you’ve raised some amazing kids and now you should feel confident enough to bring companionship and even love into your life.

Think about what it is you’re looking for in a relationship and find it on Ourtime. You can use our detailed search to find people with the qualities and interests that are important to you. You deserve it!

  • Make time to date

It may not always come naturally to busy single mums, but making time to go after what they want and connect with people romantically is so important.

There’s no harm in taking the time to put yourself out there to get to know like-minded singles. In fact, it can be a really enriching experience that may just lead to love!

Single mum dating is a process, and the first person you date might not always be your ideal match. Relax and enjoy the journey, taking the time to connect with people who share your values, passions and interests.

  • Only introduce them to your children when you feel ready

They may be the true loves of your life, but your children can also be your harshest critics, so it’s worth making sure the person you’re introducing them to is the real deal.

There’s really no rush to introduce them, and sometimes worrying too much about what your children will think can put a lot of pressure on dating. Take the time to get to know them and only ask them to meet your children when it feels right to you.

Most children will be happy to see their mum in a meaningful relationship, but there can also be tension if they aren’t used to seeing their mum with another person. Don’t despair, they’ll come around if this person is right for you!

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Top tips for dating a mature single mum

Have you met a mature single mum you want to start dating? Dating a single mum means dating a very special woman, and she should be treated as such!

Check out our top tips for dating a single mum over 50:

  • Never ask them to put you before their children

It may seem obvious, but this is the number one rule when dating a single mum for a reason. Her first love will always be her kids, appreciate and accept that and you’ll realise it doesn’t stop her from caring about you. These exceptional women have a lot of love to give!

Asking her to prioritise you will always be a recipe for disaster, as her children naturally come first. However, you’re not a burden for wanting to spend time with her. Healthy relationships mean making sure you’re both on the same page and feeling appreciated.

  • Take things slow and respect her boundaries

This is particularly true for single mums who’ve been out of the dating game for a while. She is finally able to spread her wings and prioritise what she wants, so the last thing she needs is someone rushing her or putting pressure on her.

Dating can be a really fun and enriching process to build deeper bonds, so take your time and enjoy the ride.

  • Make her feel special

Finally, you’ll go a long way by doing your best to make her feel special! This woman has given a lot and sometimes might lose sight of just how special she is. What better way to connect with her than to make her feel wanted and appreciated.

Maybe you do this by connecting over a shared interest, maybe it’s by listening to her and offering emotional support, or maybe you surprise her with a thoughtful activity to make you both feel young at heart. What’s important is that she feels cared for and appreciated.

So, whether you’re a mature single mum looking to get back into dating, or are ready to meet a mature single mum yourself, try Ourtime, the dating service dedicated to the over 50s.