Rules for dating women with kids
In the last 30 years or so, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in how society views single, unmarried parents.
While stigma and perceptions vary by cultural group, and changes in acceptance have occurred at different paces, it’s now commonly accepted that there are unmarried people who have children seeking love and companionship.
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.
Household rules let everyone in the family know how to behave.With one man, she spent six “temporary months” dating him before deciding he wouldn’t meet her children.She wasn’t crazy about him herself, so she knew he’d never meet her kids.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.