Until someone is so special that you're starting to think it really will last (and for posters on Mumsnet, that has sometimes been two years plus dating time) What to tell your children about your new partner If things are going somewhere then, sooner or later, you'll have to tell your kids something about what's happening.
But bear in mind their ages, and be sensitive to the fact that this information could throw up all sorts of issues for them.
But what if the decision to start dating again not only effects you, what if you have children? The kids have already dealt with the fact that their , which is hard enough to handle, now they have to deal with their parents going out with other people.
The most important thing you can do as a parent is to keep the communication open.
Chances are if the kids feel emotionally supported and get special time with you for themselves they will be happy to see you having special "adult" time for yourself.
So your first priority is to keep the kids feeling attended to and make sure they have their emotional needs met through your attention to them.
Yes, you love your children,and you also need to do what is best for you.