Whether you were planning on it or not, you've fallen for a woman who has kids — now what? It takes a special man to build a relationship with someone who has children.

From the outside, we may look the same as our single comrades (with no children,) but the insides of our lives, minds and hearts are vastly different.

Single moms don't have the same free will as other single women.

If you're still wearing a wedding ring, take it off now.

In fact, shed any rings that would convey the message that you're unavailable.

"Once the boyfriend is introduced there is no going back, and expectations are raised," she adds.

What to do instead: Time is the best measure of knowing when to introduce the children.It's natural to be selfish and to want her attention on demand, but would you want it any other way?It says a lot about a person who is interested in a woman who values taking care of her bambinos.So many men are often put off by dating a single mom, and I have to say it's a little mystifying to me.There are some seriously outdated misconceptions out there that give single moms a bad rap, like the belief that single mothers are just looking for a dad for their kids (, my kid's dad rocks and I'm not in search for a replacement! When it comes down to it, I really think single moms are the dating world's best kept secret. Low Drama Look, we've had a baby (or two or three), we've been through a divorce...Most of us came out of sexually dissatisfying marriages and are ready to play, to explore, and to totally revel in our newfound freedom and glory.