It's not easy raising children on your own, and getting back into the dating game can be an even bigger challenge as these confessions prove.In a new thread on the secret sharing app Whisper men who refuse to date single mothers have revealed the reasons why - and some of them will shock you.If you have a nasty jealous streak, this kind of relationship (like many others, I’m sure) will not work for you. She exists in subways, mall corridors, restaurants and the like. It’s all VERY EXCITING to someone who likely still believes married folk sleep in side-by-side twin beds. Every decision is weighted a little more heavily and means a little more.
An ex fades into the background of your past while an ex with whom you share a child will always be in your life. That racist old lady shooting daggers on the subway in “Save The Last Dance” is probably the only aspect of that movie that reflected real life. It’s not just about him; he’s got other (little) people to consider.
Dating someone with kids when you still feel like something of a kid yourself can be a challenge.
To some (myself included), age ain’t nothin' but a number.
When dining out with toddlers and teens, it’s not likely you’ll hear an echo when you suggest things like carpaccio or mushroom risotto for mealtime. If it’s a compromise you’re after, try planning ahead for meals that you can either make at home to modify for everyone’s tastes, or look into restaurants that cater to varying appetites.
There are varying dynamics in the land of “baby mamas.” Some ex-couples with kids were married and endured an ugly divorce to reach something of a shared-custody-with-the-occasional-civil-conversation situation.