No date likes to be surprised by that info later on.
Instead, focus on topics that are easy to discuss and help you learn about each other.
Though you may be excited about a new relationship, be extra cautious about sharing this information with your kids.
Since hitting the bars is out, start by "dating" for friends, Baumgartner suggests.
Look for people who like to do the same things as you do. They offer a casual group setting and regularly scheduled meet-ups, and allow you to do something while you're getting to know the other person.
"I always remind my clients: You've already had your kids and white dress moment, so there should be no rush to the altar again." Don't focus on finding the one; concentrate on meeting new people, developing new friendships, and having fun.