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View Poll Results: Childless single folks: Would you date a single Mom/single Dad?
Men - yes, no problem 9 10.34%
Men - eh, mixed 10 11.49%
Men - no way 19 21.84%
Men - if she was a widow 3 3.45%
Men - other, explain 2 2.30%
Women - yes, no problem 4 4.60%
Women - eh, mixed 12 13.79%
Women - no way 21 24.14%
Women - if he was a widower 2 2.30%
Women - other, explain 5 5.75%
Voters: 87. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-16-2012, 04:25 PM
Location: USA
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Ive never considered a women having children as a detriment to me dating her before, but when I saw your poll I picked "eh, mixed" for a change.It really depends on how undramatic her living environment is and if there are issues with the Ex. It would be a consideration now.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:26 PM
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Nope, tried it. Wasn't fun.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:35 PM
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If he was great in every other way, the child wouldn't be a dealbreaker. If he was mediocre then I wouldn't think it was worth the hassle.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:01 PM
Location: Jacksonville
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I don't date single moms. It's just that at this point in time I can't really handle children that much.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:28 PM
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I did date a single dad before and I doubt I will now. The guy had 2 kids and was always complaining that he was was broke and didn't have enough money. Thank goodness there was no drama involved.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:28 PM
Location: Up in the air
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Probably not. Tried it once, and after two dates where all he did was complain about his 'baby momma' and how he wished he never met her or had a kid it got a little old. Where I live though, it's extremely difficult to find a man my age (late 20s, early 30s) without at least one kid.

Besides, if we actually develop a relationship and do the marriage/kids thing I want it to be a new experience for us both, not scary and new for me and old hat/boring for him.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:36 PM
Location: Houston, Tx
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I would NEVER date a women with kids, under any circumstances.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:46 PM
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Location: PA
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No way. I figured I'd give it a shot in the past, and what I experienced was: a lot of complaining about the ex (apparently these guys dated the same women, or else there are tons of crazy, physically abusive, cheating golddiggers out there), broken plans, and animosity toward ME for problems that I didn't cause, nor was I even present for. I had even got the vibe a couple of times where the guy was just looking for a female figure so that he could either a. get over on the ex and threaten taking the kids from her, or b. foist the kids off on someone so that he could look good playing the daddy role, yet not have to sacrifice the extracurriculars in his life (hobbies, going out with buddies, etc. ) I am aware that not everyone is like this, however I guess you had to be there to understand the context.

So, no. Never again. I am fully aware that this narrows the pool of eligible men for me, but I am more than OK with that.
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Old 05-16-2012, 06:07 PM
Location: The Magnolia City
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Sure, but of course, it depends on her situation.
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