I have seen this topic many times on GAG -- but my question to the GAG community is if you are like me and say "no, I wouldn't" have you been met with a less than pleasant response?
I don't respond with anger or disgust -- I am very gentle about it but still get the 3rd degree for not wanting to be date someone who has kids...
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I've never answered one of those questions, but if I did I would most likely answer no also. I sometimes have less than popular answers to certain types of questions so I understand what you mean. Honesty is not always a valued commodity when people only want the answers they want to hear on GAG as in real life. While it wouldn't be a deal breaker for me, there are a lot of other things that come with them having children that have nothing to do with the actual existence of the children. There are the issues of the other parent (if still living), the relationship the one I would be dating had with the other parent, and the way the children felt about me, to only mention a few. If there is tension between the two parents it WILL eventually spill over into the relationship I would be having with the parent I was dating. If the children are of an age that they might feel I in some way caused the breakup or that perhaps if not for me the parents would get back together, I could set myself up for all manner of problems, not the least of which is being accused of any type of abuse or ill treatment by the child in hopes of having me leave the relationship. If the other parent was no longer alive and/or the children were very young or grown and out of the house, I would be much more likely to try this type of relationship.1