Divorced parents start dating again

Refer to your manfile often, and update it regularly. Your manfile is also about who you are now, and what you’re really looking for, without the pressures you may have had from family and friends when you were younger.

Your manfile can also help you from repeating past man mistakes.

Do not linger, and do not make excuses; just politely remind your date that you have to leave—even if you are having a great time (maybe especially if you’re having a great time.) Leave him wanting more. Jeans are perfect for just about any first-date venue: dinner, dancing, a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, or even an unexpected breakfast.

Never let someone you’ve just met—online or otherwise—pick you up at your home.

Meet in a public place, convenient to you, and tell a close friend where you are going and with whom (assuming you’ve gotten his real name).

As frustrating as this can be, your son's behavior is quite natural. If he's just gotten used to you and his father not being married, he might now fear that a stepparent will further complicate things and take up your time.

There's also the issue of territory — it's his house, you're his mom, this date is not his dad.

In fact, wait until at least half a dozen dates and a clean Net search before you let him pick you up at all.

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