According to the US Census Bureau, in 2000 there were 9.8 million single mothers in the US. This means that today there are roughly 10 million women out there who are either entering into new relationships, or trying to.
Entering into the dating game with children in tow is a daunting task, not only because you risk getting hurt yourself, but so do your children. Sarah McDonald, 32, has a six-year-old son named Jamie, and she says that being a single mom is a lot harder than she thought it would be.
“When I meet someone, I never know whether or not to tell him I have a child straightaway or not,” says McDonald. “There’s the chance that he will turn and run immediately or — even worse, wait until he has actually met Jamie and then disappear.”