Without a father, the child would have not come in to this world, i do agree that women go through labor pain etc. Thanks again for the great post! That is so NOT true. You put it a lot better than me. But there are plenty of girl out there. I kind of like the other article about single dads and dating. I would be happy enough with or without children, although I come from a huge family so I grew up with big gatherings and parties and would prefer that sort of life.
But men my age or even 10 years older either want to sleep around or want a woman who can give them children. I would have no issue dating someone who already had children, although my concern would be that they both the father and the child would never consider me as a parental figure. I suppose it is dramatically different if the biological mother is not around and you can literally jump in and provide that role for them. That would be the perfect situation for me.
I would have no problem loving that child as my own, much in the same way that I would if I adopted. However, I know in most cases the mother is very much around and I would never have much if any say over the parenting. That makes it a lot harder.
I find your comments related to only dating women who have children to be offensive. For personal reasons I will not discuss, I did not choose to be childless and would absolutely change the situation if I could. My point, is that there are amazing childless women out there who would make phenomenal partners and stepmothers if only they were given the chance. You could be missing out on an amazing woman who has so much love to give you and your kids. You are right to have pride and direction in your dating life, and I am happy for your success.
In dating a few women without kids, perhaps I learned that I wanted them to have the same commitment to their kids that I had to mine.
With a non-parent, my kids always seemed to be competition rather than a celebration. It sounds like you have been lucky enough to not date a narcissist. What I am trying to say is that child-status is not a reliable filter to find a kind and understanding partner.
You can certainly stumble upon a mom who wants all of your attention, or even their kids to be in an elevated spotlight. Offering an article of tips and marginalizing a whole sector of the dating community is a slippery slope. Just an idea. I am not bashing your opinions, just hope you might consider a broader scope. As a dating coach I should hope you recognize the way a potential partner could manipulate something like that or how your clients might be missing the mark with a checklist of attributes that are not helpful.
It is VERY possible to find a childfree woman who will ALSO make your kids a joy, priority, and something to be celebrated without trying to be a mom replacement. I feel like the message behind your desire to date a mom is to have a connection over your kids.
This is possible with a childfree woman. Good luck. I think I wrote to you before about single dads dating childless women.
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I am childless through infertility and miscarriage and am a widow. He has an eleven-year-old daughter, a year-old daughter and a twenty-four-year-old son.
Same mum, health reasons for the gap. My partner has two nights a week with his daughters and alternate weekends. I met the son first. I was far more nervous about meeting them, but it went really well and now the daughters and the son often ask to see me when they have weekend time with their dad. Sometimes I do things with the girls while their dad is doing household chores. We love to cook together and they like being in my studio, painting.
Other times I am very happy to do my own thing - I work and am slowly separately building up my later- life art career, so I have no need to spend all weekend every weekend with my partner and the girls when they are alternate weekending with him.
I have got room for them in my life and like them too - a lot. But then prejudice often means the person with fixed ideas is the poorer! But we can listen and learn.
JM, thank you for your telling story. You are correct, childless women have much to offer. I have dated several childless women and was not put off by their lack of progeny.
Again, I agree those kids would have missed out had you not had a relationship with their father. I am happy for you and send hopes of the best future for you all.
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