The problem with dating single moms
It takes not only a special kind of man, but it also takes a woman who is willing and able to take on the balance and responsibility of being both a partner and a parent.At the end of the day, expectations of the situation should be discussed to ensure that you both are on the same page.At the end of the day, there should be no pressure from either party.When both of you are comfortable enough to introduce the child to one another, is the time that the meeting should occur.For most men, dating a single mom can be quite a difficult task. Now I do want to clarify that there is a major difference between being a single mom and being a mom that just happens to be single.All too often, I see women using this term interchangeably and they are most definitely not one in the same, by any means.One who’s willing to take the time and energy to acknowledge and understand that he may not be the center of her universe.
There are the guys who would be fine with not meeting her child until she’s meeting him at the altar, and then on the opposite end of the spectrum, there are those men who want to set up play dates after the first date/encounter.
There seem to be several perks when it comes to dating a woman with kid(s).
One of the major perks being that you have the opportunity to see firsthand the type of mother she would be to your future children.
For a man to step in and assume the role of an absent parent takes a lot, and not men all equipped or ready for that type of responsibility, and that is perfectly fine.
Granted it may not always be mandatory that you fill the role of the absentee father, but with some single moms, it can actually be a requirement or expectation if you plan to be with her long-term.