Single parent dating rules
Kevin says that, for the most part, he’s had good experiences dating women with children.
He never receives any negative feedback from his friends, and doesn’t discriminate against single mothers though he has no children of his own.
She also has a personal rule of waiting a year before introducing someone she’s dating to her child, because she believes children are impressionable and she wants to avoid hurting her son as much as possible.
Kevin, a single man with no children, says he has no problem dating women with children and has had various experiences.
Marie, a single mother of one, says that dating with a son is challenging because she’s not only dating for herself, but to find someone suitable to help raise him and set a good example as a man.
She acknowledges that there’s always the fear a man won’t be welcoming when she tells him she has a child, but that just lets her know she needs to keep it moving.
Melanie, a divorced mother of two teenagers, says that she vets the guys she’s interested in pretty thoroughly early on.
Even if he’s not at the “meet the kids” stage, she needs to know that when the time comes, she’ll be comfortable with the intro.
Similarly, I’d advise against completely shielding children from the fact that you have an active dating life.Sometimes people just want to have fun adult time away from their children without feeling pressure to be anything more.When dating someone with children, don’t assume there is drama with the other parent or that you’ll be expected to play a parental role; everyone’s different.There’s a parental understanding that seldom needs explanation; she gets it.Of course he doesn’t dismiss that women with no kids won’t understand; just that dating a woman with children provides an additional level of commonality, one in which you are both similarly situated—this being an optimal position for establishing a relationship.