It's fine to talk about your kids, but keep it to a minimum. It's a good idea to keep your dates private until things start to get serious.
Doing otherwise can end up making your kids angry or jealous. It's natural to feel like a teenager with raging hormones when you start dating again.
You may have been in relationships before where someone was very close to their family or had overprotective parents but nothing is quite the same as dating someone who has sole care of their children – especially if you have not got children yourself.
Many women, including myself, spent most of their lives competing with men – at work, in social situations and even at home.
Now, as we reach our 60s, it’s difficult to put our swords down and just relax a bit. Lisa and I also discuss the perception that men only want to date younger women.
When it's time for the kids to meet this great new man, make it a casual meeting somewhere other than home. But the bedroom is not the best place to start a relationship.
Passion gets confused with love and it's easy to get swept away in a relationship that might ultimately be wrong for you. A new relationship can feel like a breath of fresh air and it's easy to want the relationship to develop at a fast pace.
Try to behave the same way you want your kids to conduct themselves when they reach their teens and early adulthood. And don't even think about having him discipline your children. Even if your child's out-of-town games give you the opportunity to spend some alone time with your new boyfriend, you need to think it through.