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Dating person with kids

Besides, I’d never thought about going out with someone who had a child before, I’d never had to as it wasn’t something I came across in my own world – none of my friends had children, none of their partners had children so it was an alien situation.

You do end up staying in more when you have a boyfriend, but I was also staying in to read bedtime stories and help build Lego.

My weekends had definitely changed but interestingly enough, that wasn’t what I felt, impacted my life.

He didn’t like that I was always unsure if I wanted children too.

I could feel him slipping away from me as the arguments escalated.

My previous relationships usually consisted of sleeping together and interacting in past-times simultaneously, such as watching films and drinking.

Not technically ‘a relationship.’ Also, despite my ex’s having the emotional capacity of children, none of them actually had any.

In hindsight, perhaps I should have really ended it there. He decided to move out of the flat owned by his ex’s father and live with his mum for a bit until we could afford something together.

This was framed as ‘he had done it to make me feel more comfortable’ but then, when we argued, it was ‘I moved out of my flat for you.’ I wanted a future with him, but there was something in my gut telling me things were moving too fast and I was entering into a period of my life I pictured happening in my 30s – all this should be happening after moving upwards in my career, travelling a little, writing a lot and taking each day as it came.

Whether or not you were recently in a relationship, dating with kids isn't exactly simple.

"Time is the biggest obstacle," says Honoree Corder, the blogger behind The Successful Single Mom and author of a book by the same name."There are already so many demands on a single parent's time, taking time out to date can feel like a luxury they can't afford.

He was unsure if I could I help him with his ‘responsibilities.’ I was scared to lose him so I would deliberately discuss wanting children and pretend I didn’t really care about the trajectory of my career.