For some, the prospect of dating someone who has children can be daunting, especially if you have no children yourself.
If you’ve found someone you like, and they have kids, there are a few things you need to consider before you give dating a go.
We interviewed a lovely bunch of single Smoochers who have dated people with children to share their tips.
Tips for dating people with children
Remember, they come as a package
Be willing to have good and bad days
Show interest in the kids
Don’t try to boss others’ children
Keep an open mind
Don’t expect things to be the same if you have your own children
Show compassion and understanding
Remember, they are your partners main priority
Take your time… have plenty of dates first before introducing their kids to the situation
Always be considerate in front of the children
Be open, friendly, listen to their stories, and join in their games if asked
Just be yourself
Remember sometimes plans have to be changed at short notice
Children are awesome!
People with children are the best people to date!
Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it
Do you have children? Are you worried about getting back into the swing of dating? Are you worried about other people’s thoughts when you tell them you have children? Here’s a stat that will make you feel better!
90% of people on Smooch would date someone who has children!
So, get out there, get dating, and most importantly, have fun!