Admittedly, I've made many mistakes while dating as single mother. Most of them, however, were to protect my son. What do I mean by that? Well, in my last relationship, for example, I waited approximately eight months before introducing him to my son; that relationship lasted almost five years. Another time, I waited a year before introducing him to my son; that relationship lasted a year and some change. Needless to say, though I took precautions to ensure that these men were worthy of meeting my son, the relationships didn't last anyway.