Start Dating someone with a young child

Dating someone with a young child

Not every dating relationship reaches the level of commitment that necessitates including the kids.

Overnight, I was thrown into a brave, new world -- one that involved a tween.

I scoured the Internet for advice about dating people with kids. I got the same advice from multiple people: "Be yourself." OK, what next? We were on and off, and it wasn't the healthiest relationship I've ever been in.

People in this situation can and do have success, and often end up in happy marriages.

For many single parents, dating is exciting and scary at the same time.

Take from it what you will: Wait Even though my boyfriend was eager to introduce me to his kiddo early on, we waited a long time before it actually happened.

You have to make sure you're serious and your partner is serious before you bring the kiddos into the mix.

Much like I don't screen people for specific ethnicities when considering a relationship, I also don't ask for a date of birth.