However, there are a few things childless men should keep in mind when deciding whether they are ready to date a woman with a child, or children. Figure out if you like or want kids BEFORE dating a woman with children.
When you are single and looking to mingle, you generally will not hurt anyone if you start dating “just to see where things go.” Plenty of men do this all the time.
I dated a girl for 2 years and felt I was in love with her, yet, couldn’t quite pull the trigger – get the ring, get married and start a family.
I felt the pressure, I pushed it off but it continued to hang over me like a dark shadow.
In other words, if you’re still in the “dating just to date” phase of your life, involving a woman with a child is probably not the type of relationship you should engage in because your actions will more than likely impact the lives of two people — the woman and the child.
Lately however, in fact for the last few months, I’ve been thinking a lot about my ex. The songs, the restaurants, the friends, the activities, our places, etc., all the same experiences but with a new girl, doesn’t seem to remove the ex from my memory.
I then began to think of how I’ve changed and opened myself up to change and if I had been this way perhaps the last relationship would have worked out.
She, too, was in a relationship and neither of us wanted to cheat on our gf/bf because we cared so much about them and everything that we had built up with them. We agreed that it wouldn’t happen again unless we both felt that it was time to end what we had.
The need not to cheat didn’t last long – 30 days or so later, we found ourselves alone – the first wrong move – and then one of us leaned in for a kiss and it happened. We kept our promise, but both ended our relationships and 2 weeks later got together and a year later we’re still together.