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Old 08-02-2013, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Seriously, why not?

I'm not saying that single mothers/fathers should immediately cling to the first single mother/father they meet, but it would solve a lot of dating problems. Who could understand a single parent better than another single parent?
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:31 AM
 
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I'm going to assume that they don't want the burden of another person's child, but want assistance with their own from a single person. In my experience they tend to tell you that they won't bring their child into it, but they end up doing it anyway.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Seriously, why not?

I'm not saying that single mothers/fathers should immediately cling to the first single mother/father they meet, but it would solve a lot of dating problems. Who could understand a single parent better than another single parent?

A lot of people do. When I started dating after my husband died, I dated both singles and single dads.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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As a single father myself I PREFER to date a single mother since we are both in situations that only single parents could understand especially if the age of her child is close to my own.
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Old 08-02-2013, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Seriously, why not?

I'm not saying that single mothers/fathers should immediately cling to the first single mother/father they meet, but it would solve a lot of dating problems. Who could understand a single parent better than another single parent?
They just don't. I'm not sure if it will solve any problems with dating or relationships of the future, it might even cause more problems of a blended family. I can only see matured single parents marrying other matured single parents with kids who are in their teens or older. From my observation and experience most women with kids prefer a man who has no kids to date over a man who has kids, some woman can not handle their kids and someone elses kids at the same time. Generally most single moms in America have two children out of the loop. I have dated single moms before and the question was always asked if I had kids which I don't. On the flip side I'm not fond of dating or being in a relationship with single moms with multiple kids, if its one its ok, two is pushing the threshold, three oh hell no!
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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Seriously, why not?

I'm not saying that single mothers/fathers should immediately cling to the first single mother/father they meet, but it would solve a lot of dating problems. Who could understand a single parent better than another single parent?
Because they do date other single parents.

Next question?
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Old 08-02-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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I'm going to assume that they don't want the burden of another person's child, but want assistance with their own from a single person. In my experience they tend to tell you that they won't bring their child into it, but they end up doing it anyway.
LOL!

As if I would have EVER wanted "help" from some man that was not my son's father!!!
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:18 AM
 
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Who could understand a single parent better than another single parent?
What about two single parents with completely different parenting styles who both think their way is "right?"
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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LOL!

As if I would have EVER wanted "help" from some man that was not my son's father!!!
That's what they say until the relationship gets deeper. If you don't want help then don't accept it, I'm saying that they usually do. NOT ALWAYS, but usually. Why did you put quotes around help? You know that a man could help if you let him and he was willing.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:28 AM
 
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LOL!

As if I would have EVER wanted "help" from some man that was not my son's father!!!
C'mon, many, many, MANY women DO.
You make it sound like you represent all single parents with this statement. And IME, more DO want help, then do not need it. It may not be their sole intention, but single women parents sure aren't looking for a guy they can take care of.
And combined incomes certainly help a previously single parent.
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