Source: Shutterstock After sharing a guest-post on step-parenting from the step-child’s point of view, one commenter asked an interesting question: “Should a man with no kids be hesitant to date a woman with kids?” First, whether a man has children of his own or not, there is nothing wrong with preferring to date women without children.We are all free to make up whatever dating preferences we want.They are called personal preferences for a reason and we don’t need the approval of anyone else when it comes to what we like.But when deciding to date a woman with a child, you should be clear about your expectations for the relationship upfront with yourself and her.In other words, if you’re still in the “dating just to date” phase of your life, involving a woman with a child is probably not the type of relationship you should engage in because your actions will more than likely impact the lives of two people — the woman and the child.When my daughter, Mae, was 7 months old, her father and I split up.
Further, if you’re not a kid person or don’t want kids, you should not date a woman with kids to see if you’ll change your mind.
However, there are a few things childless men should keep in mind when deciding whether they are ready to date a woman with a child, or children. Figure out if you like or want kids BEFORE dating a woman with children.
When you are single and looking to mingle, you generally will not hurt anyone if you start dating “just to see where things go.” Plenty of men do this all the time.
We’ve carefully selected these blogs because they are actively working to educate, inspire, and empower their readers with frequent updates and high-quality information.
Nominate your favorite blog by emailing us at Ask any parent and they’ll tell you that while it’s likely the most fulfilling thing they’re doing, raising a child is not easy. Even so, moms are the only head of household for 17.2 million — or about 23 percent of American children. Navigating the myriad roles of momhood — disciplinarian, therapist, chef, maid, chauffeur, babysitter, and diaper-changer, to name a few — can be tricky.