The most promising and successful scenario in dating someone with a child involves you knowing – with no doubts or hesitations – that you want kids.As long as you start with this crucial building block – wholeheartedly wanting to be a parent – you can get to know and date that new person, and the relationship may actually work out or even morph into the kind of union you’ve always wanted.Here are some pieces of advice that will help you date a man with kids without having problems in the relationship.As you are not the primary role model in the children’s lives, it is your job to be kind and supportive of your boyfriend’s role as a father.For some of you, the risk is worth it; for others, it’s not.Prior to meeting this new person, did you know that you wanted kids?The willingness to date or pursue a relationship with a single parent requires patience and understanding.It can take time to develop a comfort zone, not only with a new person, but also with the kids and with the new person as a parent as well.
Accept the children as people in their own right and tell them how much you enjoy and respect the company of their father.
Given these statistics, if you are a single adult, it would not be surprising that you find yourself attracted to someone who has children.
Census, in 2010 there were close to 12 million single-family households in America.
I once had a blossoming relationship go pear-shaped when the new lady in my life, who’d never had children, got in a strop because I was taking too long to show one of my sons how to use a whipper-snipper and we were late for a brunch date.
It was of no consequence whether we were tucking into eggs benedict at 11 or 11.30, but she interpreted my concern for my son as disregard for her.