Baumgartner recommends relating it to friendships your child may have had.
Talk about how we meet people we like and as we get to know each other better we get to decide if we still want to be friends, she says.
"I tell clients that having some time for 'just themselves' is important," she says.
No date likes to be surprised by that info later on.
Other than that, she says, save the details about your children, your custody arrangements, your divorce, and your ex for when you know the person better.
"Time with friends, time spent on activities that don't include kids or work, and time alone are all important." If you don't have time for these, your schedule may be too busy to fit dating in -- for now.
If you want to date, you'll have to make time in your life for it.