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Older children and dating

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tsonlyme Sun 27-Nov-16 08:16:42

My girls are 17&19, both out of education and working, they live with me and their dad is not far away, we've been separated for nearly a year.

I have been dating, lots of first dates, not many second dates and a couple of things that have turned interesting but not lasted very long for various reasons. I haven't introduced anyone to my girls but how much should I be telling them? My eldest asks questions and I'm generally quite honest with her, she knows about the two I was seeing for a while and I tell her about first dates if she asks. My youngest doesn't want to know much but told me not to say that I'm meeting a 'friend' if in fact I'm going on a date, she says she always knows anyway (it's all about which shoes I'm wearing apparently 😄).

Given that they are young adults and can be left alone overnight, which has happened on a couple of occasions with forewarning, should I be discussing this with them or keeping schtum?

Trifleorbust Sun 27-Nov-16 13:42:10

The 19 year old is an adult and the 17 year old is about to be. Just be honest.

DiegeticMuch Sun 27-Nov-16 18:10:25

They're clearly quite comfortable about the fact that you want to meet someone, so you might as well be honest.

It's always a good idea when dating to tell someone where you are (and with whom) anyway.

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