Here are some tips to help get you through this situation. Dating a guy with a child isn’t the same as dating a guy without one.
I’m four months into a relationship with a man who has a child who I’m about to meet for the first time and, to be honest, I’m bricking it.
But I make it to the park after almost turning back, to find James* (my boyfriend) clutching a Pokémon rucksack and an armful of coat, from which a pair of huge eyes and a half-smile appear.
Give him the space to be a caring dad and he will love you for it.
I’m 29 years old and I’m standing in a freezing playground, in heels, with a hangover, holding a melting ice cream.
When your boo has children there are schedules, babysitters, school emergencies, and worst of all ... I've dated a man with kids twice and each time the ex stirred the relationship pot.
If you have a check list of attributes you seek in a potential partner and one of them is that they be child-free, you’re denying yourself access to a pool of wonderful men for no good reason.
It was spontaneous and chaotic, and that’s how I liked it.
Most of my friends were settling down, but I had no desire to have children – I’d never felt the maternal pull.
I don’t want to call children baggage, but let’s face it, you’re not looking at him telling you he has a kid with pleasant surprise.