I've said this before... and I'll say it again... but the dating scene is a freakin' mess. It's funny, it seems like every woman I meet (I am 24 by the way)... they all have freakin' kids already!
When I am in my 30s, I thought it would be typical to see a lot of women that are single with kids... HOWEVER... this is not the case. It seems like a lot of women these days poor, tall, short, educated, black, white, whatever... they all have kids. Some even have 2-3 kids at such a young age. Why?
When I am older, I want to have my own kids. I don't want my kids to have half brothers or half sisters... When a man has to take care of another man's kids... it's not fair to the guy in the relationship and it's not fair for the kid (s)
Considering that I was also a young Mom (pregnant at 22 and had my kid at 23) I'd have be bias and say "Yes" I'd date someone else with kids. I only had one kid though... so I would probably want a guy that either had none of the same amount. I don't want to have my one kid around 3 others. I'd really have to like that guy and fore-see a future with him. Nowadays parents are getting younger and younger, and I think a lot of people fail to realize that. A lot of people seem to think the magic age of having kids is "30" (because that's usually when someone is more mature and in a career). But times are changing now. There are 18 year olds with kids.
When I was 24, I dated a girl that was 29 that had 3 kids aged 8 and twin-3 years old. I didn't mind it but I was clear to her that I wanted no part in her kids as that is their father's problem to take care off and that meant I didn't want her asking me for money to help her with her kids. It didn't last for long as there was distance and we were not sexually compatible as well as I felt it wasn't really for me.
Now, my girlfriend is 38, she has 4 children aged 15, 11, 8 and 3. She and her kids live with me and have been doing so for 2 years now, Her ex-husband is not in the picture at all, therefore I told her upfront if they live in my house then it is my roof my rules. Before she moved in, I told her all the money she received from her ex-husband's estate, including their former house must be placed in a separate account that her children can use for their college. I do pay for her and them since she doesn't work or at least the work she does doesn't seem to pay enough, I told her that her kids are her business and it is her duty to raise them but that doesn't mean I won't discipline or punish them, I made it clear to her that if I choose to punish her children that it will go on even if she didn't agree to it and that just because her children wants something it doesn't mean they will get it.
Would I date another woman with children? I'm open to it but no 3 children 3 different fathers type situation and ideally she should be able to pay for her own kids but am willing to overlook it if it is just lack of money.
No I'm not dating anyone with children especially as you as you are you shouldn't have to settle. There's no reason for an unmarried woman to be having babies so young other than her inability to keep her legs closed. If she can have kids at such a young age it shows she's stupid, irresponsible, and a loosey goose. My own mother has 7 kids and 4 men as fathers, that's disgusting.
When I was closer to that age, I would have been very reluctant to date someone with kids. It wouldn't have been a deal breaker though. As I got older, it just wasn't realistic to expect women to not have kids or never be married. So divorced women and/or women with kids was just part of the equation.
Now I'm at an age where a lot of women close to my age are grand mothers. So the whole thing is very age dependent, and where you are in your life.
For someone young, it's very understandable to want to have a more traditional family and raise their own kids as a couple. At an older age that becomes more difficult to do, but still possible well into their 30s or even 40s.
If I have kids then yes I would date a woman with kids. Since I don't have any kids, the answer is no. Too much to deal with. Not only you have to deal with her and her family, you have to deal with her babydad (s) and her kids. Been there done that