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Advice for dating a single parent
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If you want to date someone with kids, you need to be open to the idea of a longer term commitment and be ready to let new people into your life. It’s all well and good to get on really well with your new partner and their child, but if you and the child’s other parent don’t get along then this can cause a lot of conflict.
It’s a good idea to get to know your partner’s ex rather than have them see you as someone who is trying to muscle in.
If you’ve never dated someone with children before, it’s important to know whether you’re ready or not before things get complicated and someone ends up getting hurt.
If you ready, then great, fire away, so to speak, but if you think you might not be, it’s probably best to wait until you are sure how you feel.
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There’s lots of advice out there for how to be a single parent and still have a love life, but not many people talk about the other side of the scenario – what it’s like to date someone who is a single parent.
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