What do you honestly think about single parents?

United States
January 20, 2007 10:23pm CST
Do they have the right to find someone to get married to someday? Would you date one and take them seriously?
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7 responses
@crom07 (233)
• Philippines
24 Jan 07
anybody got this right...a single parent to nme is the one that i salute,well in their cases they are both the father and the mother to their kids.well they strive that hard to earn the respect.. there is nothing wrong if you marry a single parent or vice versa.
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• United States
21 Jan 07
I really can't believe someone would ask a question like this. Being a single parent just makes you a stonger person in life because you are doing the job of 2 people. Why would you put them down? What about the abscent parent? Do they have a "right" as you put it? Who would you take more serious....a single parent raising their children on their own, or the abcent parent that is totally abandoning their responsibilty to their child?
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• United States
21 Jan 07
I am a single parent, I'm only asking because when I meet guys online, they pass me up for someone who is single without kids. They don't even get to know me first. I think I have a lot to offer, for one is I can communicate better than a lot of women in my country. It's odd to see girls here who marry foreign men and they don't even understand each other...
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• United States
28 Jan 07
You do have a lot to offer. I was a single parent for 11 years before my husband and I found each other. Don't lose hope. Someday the right man will come into your life. :)
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@simplysue (631)
• United States
28 Jan 07
Yes, single parents do have a right to find a mate. Yes I did take a single parent seriously, so seriously that I married him. LOL I was also a single parent until then. :)
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24 Jan 07
Also being a single parent I know where you are coming from with this! I think it is a lot harder to meet someone new when you have children, but it doesn't give us any less right to be in a relationship and to try and be with someone who makes us happy. I also think that a lot of men are put off by the 'baggage' that comes with you when you have children, even though most would deny it if you asked them straight out. I'm not saying that all of them are though, and if you meet the right person then already having kids won't make a difference to either of you...lets just hope we manange to find that 'Mr Right'!!!
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@pusiket (1759)
• Philippines
21 Jan 07
Single parents are humans that needs a second chance of having a family of their own - a partner to complete it.
@mac1946 (1602)
• Calgary, Alberta
21 Jan 07
I agree with you,I would have no problem dating a single mom, there could be many reasons why they are single,and if they are interested in getting married,then all the best to them.
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@sayuri001 (130)
• Japan
28 Jan 07
I am a single parent at a very young age I admit. It's hard to be in such situation I mean not all people will understand what I am going through. But I don't see it as a reason for a guy to not take me seriously, i mean being in my situation didn't made me feel less about what i am. Being a single parent is not a thing to be ashamed of,that's for me, it's not because I am in the situation it's because not everybody have all the guts to raise a kid alone. i don't consider myself as a hero i mean a great person but i think some people should understand that being in my situation is not something i really wanted. Of course, i want my kid to have a complete family with a father someday, i know someday someone will accept me and my kid, i don't feel less about what I am.