With the US divorce rate still lingering around 50% for first marriages, many children have experienced their parents’ divorce by the time they are eighteen.
If she isn't in favor of you dating, listen to how she feels, but don't let her feelings dictate your dating life. For example, she might have been holding out hope that you and her father would reunite, and your dating forces her to face reality.
Leah Klungness, co-author of The Complete Single Mother, states that post-divorce dating can be stressful for children.
Don’t assume that kids will understand the need for a “crazy phase” of dating.
A good standard is waiting a minimum of six months following separation from a spouse, suggests the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Children may feel as though they are going to receive less attention from parents when they start dating.