I have not had positive experiences dating women with young children. You are not simply dating the woman. You have to be involved with the kids at some point. I had one woman tell me in front of her young son that she was trying to create a "composite dad" with the guys that she was dating. It seems that in dating women with young kids that you will be giving much more than you will be receiving. Even though you are not the dad, you will eventually end up in a role very similar to one... even if you never marry her.