Talk with them about it first If your kids are old enough to have a conversation with you, consider sitting them down to explain that you’re going to start dating again.
Tell them about your need to develop friendships with new people, but assure them that you’re not looking for someone to replace their other parent. Try to really hear their concerns or hesitations and do your best to address them.
I’ve mentioned before that several years ago, I completely stopped dating Russian women.
I’ve discussed the general reasons, but I don’t think I’ve ever given specifics as to why I made this decision.
If your significant other was moving abroad for college, it meant an end to a 3 year old relationship.When I say “Russian women,” I mean not only women from Russia, but women from any former Soviet Union (FSU) country, including Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, etc.Most of the problematic women I encountered were indeed from Russia, but many were from its satellite countries as well.Secondly, I have zero experience dating women in Russia/FSU who actually live in Russia/FSU.100% of my experience is with Russian women living in the West.When talking about dating and relationship techniques, I will sometimes refer to those who are “beginners,” those who are at an “intermediate” level of skill, and those who are “advanced.” I’ve received some questions about this, and about how I’ve never clarified what these terms actually mean.