Would you date a single parent??

Australia
December 1, 2008 8:01pm CST
So I am a newly single mum to a 1-year-old.. I haven't met anyone yet but I'm wondering just how much of am impact having a young child is going to make to my love life.. If I meet someone in a club or out when I don't have bub with me, at what point do I tell them?
8 responses
@Sheepie (3121)
• United States
2 Dec 08
Well, it depends on what you are looking for right now. I mean, if you're looking for a possible future step-dad, you need to weed out the dudes you find because otherwise you won't know who would be up for it or not. Remember, you do have to put your child first and find a guy you can trust to take care of the kid if it comes to that point. So I would say early on is the best time, it's not a detail you should leave out. It is going to scare some guys, but it would not be any better for you otherwise because those guys would not be what you wanted, right? Just know what you're looking for.
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@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
2 Dec 08
Don't sweat, being a single mom nowadays are very much accepted already. Most guys are open to dating single parents. However, I do know it is sometimes an issue if the child is too young and is at a stage where they need full attention of the mommy. When you start dating, tell them up front that you have a kid and you are a single parent. That way, you both won't waste each other's time. It is a non negotiable package deal for you.
@adoremay (2069)
• Philippines
12 Dec 08
You always have to be truthful in order to make the relationship last. There is nothing to be ashamed of being a single parent. The choice of bringing thee child into the world rather than going for adoption is a brave thing to do, and I salute you for it.
@psphacker (1055)
• United States
10 Dec 08
i will date a single parent.
9 Dec 08
I would date a single parent if I like him, and would even want to develop a relationship if I can see he has the quality of a person I am looking. Being a single parents is not a hindrance to make your lovelife successful, don't make it a big deal as true person won't mind if you are a single parent or not. Just be honest with somebody whom you can meet and have a date, tell the truth then you will know if the person would mind or not. If he will mind it there will always somebody else to come in your life. Good luck.
• United States
2 Dec 08
I would have no problem with it at all. Be up front right from the start and you'll be surprised most everyone will be cool about it.
@pinklilly (3446)
• Australia
2 Dec 08
I would be honest about it and I wouldn't worry too much I'm sure Mr Right is out there and he will accept... I would be putting you and the child first before worrying about picking up a bloke.. Give it time and you will meet The right person
@jstmarfz (1499)
• United States
2 Dec 08
There's nothing to be worried being single mom. If that guy does not understand or accept you having a baby, then he is not matured enough to understand. Nowadays we also need to be responsible with our actions. I am sure there are still men out there will be eager to have a date with you.