Ultimately, all of the items on this list can be checked off if you just stop thinking of us as "single moms" and starting thinking of us as "women with whom you'll do all the things you know you should've been doing with everyone you date anyway." Seriously, which thing on this list isn't just reflective of healthy dating habits?
The biggest difference between single moms and any other woman you might date is that the presence of a kid in her life means having strong boundaries is a non-negotiable.
But when you're a human whose ability to keep a tight schedule is in part dictated by a tiny human who doesn't give half a sh*t about schedules, maybe be slightly more forgiving.
Not even a single mom should be wildly inconsiderate of your time, but if she's a few minutes late to meet you, just move past it.
Yes, some friends get priority, and family generally takes the top spot (behind yourself of course), but all of that shifts when you have a kid.
So do everyone a favor and, in the beginning anyway, put the kid thing out of your head.
She'll tell you what's up when it comes to her kid and how being a mom intersects with dating.