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View Poll Results: Would you date a single parent whose kids are adopted?
I am a man. Yes, I would. 5 17.24%
I am a woman. Yes, I would. 9 31.03%
I am a man. No, I wouldn't. 10 34.48%
I am a woman. No, I wouldn't. 5 17.24%
Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-12-2013, 02:34 PM
 
Location: DC/NY
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Long time lurker here

So I know a lot of people here have said they wouldn't date a single parent. A lot of people cited baby mamas/daddy drama as a reason for not wanting to be in a relationship with a single parent. Of course, there are others who want to live childfree-- this thread may not be as applicable to said demographic.

I wanted to put an interesting twist on this...

Would you date a single parent whose kids were adopted? What about if they were inherited from a deceased family member?

In your answer, please state your gender too (I'm curious to see if women or men would be more amenable to such a setup).

Alright, let's go!
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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I don't do public polls.
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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Sure, why not? I have no problem dating a fellow single parent, though typically only date those who produced said child(ren) during a marriage (as mine were).
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:39 PM
 
Location: My House
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Sure thing. Why not?

I'm a woman, in case you didn't know it. We don't have any regular male mods here in Relationships. Nobody will take the job.

HA.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I'd do it because in my eyes she does not have the child as a result of poor decision making. I'm still relatively young and don't know of many people who has adopted at my age though.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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I'm a man and no i wouldn't. I'd have a lot of respect for adopting a child and giving them a home but I would not date a woman with kids under any circumstances.
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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I'd do it because in my eyes she does not have the child as a result of poor decision making. I'm still relatively young and don't know of many people who has adopted at my age though.
Talk about judgmental.

To me, there isn't really any twist. If I wasn't married, I wouldn't date anyone with any children, adopted or biological, because I'm not interested in raising them. I guess there could be rare exceptions to the rule but in general. Children change the dynamic in any relationship, and it just isn't something that would work for someone who doesn't want to have children of his/her own.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Pa
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Yes I would.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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Very interesting question.
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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Talk about judgmental.

To me, there isn't really any twist. If I wasn't married, I wouldn't date anyone with any children, adopted or biological, because I'm not interested in raising them. I guess there could be rare exceptions to the rule but in general. Children change the dynamic in any relationship, and it just isn't something that would work for someone who doesn't want to have children of his/her own.
What, you don't think having kids outside of marriage says something about a person's decision making skills?
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