Why do guys always run when they hear that I have a son? It's impossible to have a relationship anymore because of so. Why does the idea of dating someone with a kid so absurd to men? Thank you for your much-needed advice.
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I don't think it's just men and single mums, it's just as much an issue for single dads I think. Thing is, caring for and being a role model for children is a huge commitment. Even more so if those children aren't your own offspring. Most responsible people don't want to become involved with a single parent unless they reasonably think they would be prepared to share the responsibility for their children at some point in the near future. Since being ready to date and being ready to parent are not the same things, unfortunately this tends to narrow the pool of potential dates for single parents. On the plus side, it's also less likely that you will attract partners who will be irresponsible, immature or poor role models for your children. I think another reason people can be a little reluctant to date a single parent is that they may have considered they'd like to start a family one day and have kids of their own, and it seems less likely that somebody who's 'been there and done that' might be enthusiastic about that kind of venture. If you're looking to date, perhaps one option you might want to consider is actively seeking to meet single dads in your area; play groups, social meetings or online? Hope this helps.0