Dating single parent meeting kids
Also, I don't get child support, so there's a strong financial consideration.Like I have to really like a woman in order to be proactive enough to get a sitter and go through that whole thing.What if we are having a great first date but my kids are a dealbreaker for them?That’s a disappointment on both sides.” —Brendon, 36, Providence, RIWhat makes dating with kids more difficult?
Or is it easier to date someone who doesn’t have kids whose schedule is wide open and can more easily work around yours? “It's on my profile because it's a huge part of my life.“I’ve generally waited 5-6 months or longer to introduce them to any partners, and some people they never met because I never felt it was someone with long-term potential.” —Jeff, 52, Boston, MA“This is something I’m wrestling with now. I also pay attention to how someone talks about their kids—lovingly? “I’ve mostly dated women with kids, because parents and non-parents have pretty different experiences and that’s a divide that’s hard to bridge.I’ve been dating my boyfriend for 3 months (he also has a daughter). They notice he says unkind things to me or doesn’t treat me well? If it’s a reason which points to something deeper I’ll give their opinion some weight. Before meeting my current boyfriend, I would use a dating app and think to myself, ‘Would I want this person to spend any time around my kids? That’s much less of an issue now that my kids are older.And since I won’t introduce the kids to my boyfriend yet, he's never been to my home. ” —Hannah, 43, Dayton, OH“Sometimes it was finding/affording a babysitter.
Deciding boundaries and sticking to them, especially when your heart is so happy.I can’t dive in head over heels with someone, staring directly into their eyes unblinkingly for three months straight while reveling in the feeling of a new love anymore.