Dating is challenging, says Denise Richards

Updated: May 14, 2010, 09:00 AM IST

London: Hollywood actress Denise Richards has revealed she finds dating "challenging" because she doesn`t want potential suitors to meet her children until she knows a romance is serious.

The actress, who has daughters Sam, six, and Lola, five, with ex-husband Charlie Sheen, admits it is difficult to combine the needs of her children while having a personal life, reports

"Dating is very challenging. I won`t introduce my kids to anyone I`m dating unless it`s very serious. And balancing everything - my daughters always come first. I will never get these years back with my girls," she said.