a park or zoo date instead of a romantic quiet dinner).
It is imperative to ensure all of you are compatible and for your prospective mate to experience your children in as many “normal” situations as possible prior to marriage.
Single parent, Single, Divorced, 40’s, etc.) and generalize.
Oftentimes, when we actually get to know a person we find out they are quite different from the characterization we have placed on them. To seek out another single parent believing that person would better understand your situation or have the “qualifications” of being a parent may be true, but it may not be for that person you meet. In the same way, to write off all singles without children because they can’t know what it’s like to raise a child alone may be a correct assumption; however, that person may have grown up in a single parent family and knows it from another side.
If you've got a question about anything related to singleness or living the single life, please submit it to He Said-She Said (selected questions will be posted anonymously).: As a single parent, is it better to seek out partners who have children or those without?