Dating parents special needs children

I fear I'll be my mother who divorced at 36 and never dated again!!

Immersed her life in her kids (or used it as an excuse to NOT get over the fear of dating after being married 15 years). I'd rather stay at home with my kids and either go out or just sit home and relax!

As a single mom, I work all day, and then as soon as I get out of work I rush to pick him up and spend the rest of the evening with him.

I kind of feel like it's a double edged sword, because when I don't date, people tell me "Don't you think your son deserves to have a strong male in his life?

" But I always think in the back of my head that when I do, those same people are probably going to say "Shouldn't she be at home taking care of her son instead of galavanting all over time with a guy?