"The kid schedule is paramount. I will not budge. Here are the times, fit those times or be gone. Flakiness is met with furious anger." -- Justine
"A guy I was hooking up with suggested I could be 10 minutes late to pick up my 3-year-old from daycare. He said, 'They're not gonna put your kid out on the street.' Oh hell no, dude. HE was the one who ended up out on the street." -- Liza, 29
"You have to really respect the single-mom schedule and time, and that can be hard to communicate in a casual situation." -- Brittany
Never assume they want a sugar daddy
"I wish guys knew that when dating a single mom not all are looking for a handout, a financial benefit, or someone to rescue them from their 'tragic past.'" -- Megan
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Elizabeth Walker is a Thrillist contributor and parent living in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Find her on Twitter: @hydeyourfyres.