I am not advocating that singles who do not have children of their own should only date other singles who also don’t have children of their own.
What I am advocating though, is for singles who are considering dating someone with children to be aware of these four instances when they should not consider dating someone with children.
It would be remiss of us to not acknowledge the risks of dating someone who already has children. You risk having to put up with a potentially jealous ex; you risk having to take care of children who do not like you; you risk having to spend your savings on an emergency for your significant other’s children, and so on and so forth. Below are four instances when you should not date someone with kids:
- The children are less than five-years-old: If you’ve met someone who has a child under the age of four, you may want to hold off on dating them. Why? Because children are extremely dependent upon their parents between the ages of 0-4 years old. There will be a slew of times when the parents of that child will need to spend time together without your supervision. Meanwhile, you’ll spend your days wondering what may have occurred between them in your absence.
- Your significant other “can’t” introduce you to their children’s other parent: If you’re in a relationship with someone who has children and you’re spending time with those children, you must know the other parent. Why? Because the other parent needs to know who’s responsible for their kids when they’re not around.
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