By the way, my husband was a late bloomer and started dating at 19. A Confused Mother Dear Mother, I completely understand why you are confused.First, the definition of dating is different these days than it was when you and your husband were younger.Last week the 12 year old asked when she can start dating.I was shocked that she would even think about the concept of dating at such a young age. Some of you might be thinking, "I'd love to start dating, but who would want to date someone with four children, a dog, and two parakeets? Don't automatically assume just because you have children, you're less desirable.There are plenty of people who like children and who want to date someone with children.
Before you start nagging your daughter about dating older men, take a moment to consider why it bothers you so much.
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.
If your daughter is 18 or older, she is an adult and entitled to make her own decisions about who she dates.
If your daughter only dates men who are significantly older than her, ask yourself why this may be the case.