Being 24 years old, I'm typically against the idea of dating someone who has a kid. Not because I have anything against the kid, or necessarily think the girl is a bad person because she has a kid.
I just feel that having that added factor in the relationship is something that I rather not have to deal with when trying to start a new relationship. We simply would have the same freedom.
If I was older, I would realize that it is simply common for the girls I'm dating to have kids from previous marriages/relationships. But I guess at my young age, I feel that its perfectly understandable to not be accepting of such a thing in any new relationship.
Am I right or am I wrong? Am I over-exaggerating the burden of one person in a relationship have a kid from a previous one? What age do you think a person should just accept that fact that potential dates may have a kid?
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It doesn't have as much to do with age as it does have to do with where you are at in your life. It's not like you'll turn 26 and all of a sudden be ready to take on that kind of responsibility. You're contemplating a big decision here. If that woman and you ended up in a serious relationship, eventually she would look to you to be a father figure for her child. That is a serious thing to take on. You're ready when you're ready. Don't feel like you should be accepting of this type of person or feel bad for not accepting them. Everyone has different wants and needs, you are justified to feel the way you do and want what you want.0