So I'm 27 years of age, life happens to us all. Many women within my preferred age demographic (between 5 years younger or 5 years older than myself, though I'm willing to go outside this number) Have kids at this point.
Any advice for dating women who already have children?
p.s. I have no kids of my own.
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Just be consistent and don't mess around with them -- or rather with their schedules. A friend of mine kept setting a date up with her new guy, which involved getting a sitter, making "space" in her schedule, etc. only for the guy to bail on her at the last minute, which meant she had to pay the sitter for the night, only to sit home watching Netflix.
Be kind and respectful, but don't go overboard in terms of paying for things. Co-dependence can be a scary place. Open doors for her and treat her like a lady. If she's wearing something particularly nice, she'll appreciate you're telling her.
If she's not introducing her to her kids right away, don't get upset. Single moms go through a lot of bad dates before meeting an actual good guy. When she's ready, she'll introduce you. If she introduces you to her kids on the first date, that's a sign of a flawed screening process on her part. (Not as a reflection on you at all. It's just one of those statistical facts.)
Be nice to her friends. She may not have dated in a while and ask a friend to be wherever you agree to pick her up. Be kind to that over-protective friend who looks at you like she's going to club you and hide your corpse behind the couch. She means well and is just looking out for her girl. You'll appreciate her more if the relationship works out between you and your single-mom GF. :-)0