Pros and cons of dating a guy with kids
Needless to say, I was overwhelmed with the responses I received.
It seems this topic is a sharp nail that hammers through the majority of the human race and whilst some agreed with my analysis, most dismissed it as written by a scorned woman.
I never wanted to be the creepy old lady that rides the "little kid" rides at amusement parks, but let's face it; those can be the best ones.
They're usually extra-colorful and whimsical and probably aren't going to make you barf.
Well, it's not a given, because everyone is different. Most single moms don't do casual because their personal life affects their children's lives, so they have to be really careful.
A single mom needs to devote much time to her kids, so she won't get needy or clingy. Her kids will always be her number one priority, at least until they turn 18 or you get married and start raising the kids together. She is used to taking care about her kids, so she is able to recognize the importance of having other people in her life. Just remember that she needs your care and support, too. She isn't just looking for a man who will make her happy; she is looking for a man who will make her kids happy.
One of the things that works best about my unique place in the family is that I'm not another adult voice telling the kids what to do, and I'm okay with that.
As it turns out, there are actually a lot of perks to dating someone with kids. (Besides the kids themselves, obviously.)This one is a little selfish on my part: I can't eat candy anymore (I had weight loss surgery nearly eight years ago and sugar is definitely not my friend), but every now and then, I just really want to buy a bag of Skittles.
I created a forum type of discussion and collected information based on statistical analysis. It shows a real picture of how divorce totally destroys the human anatomy of relationships in all aspects of interacting physically, emotionally and mentally.
Even though I gathered about a hundred reasons why dating a divorced man is just not wise, I will elaborate on the seven most common answers that I received.
I have a lot of weekends where all I'd like to do is drink a glass of wine and watch Bridesmaids in my underwear, with my little dog sitting next to me on my cheap IKEA sofa.
In relationships where there are no kids involved, sometimes it's easy to get upset when the other person needs some "down time," but when you're both busy adults with other stuff going on (and birthday parties at Chuck-E-Cheese, boy scout meetings, etc.), it's natural and healthy to do your own thing.
He's responsible in a way that a lot of men aren't, and I get to see what kind of person he is by the way he interacts with his kids.