However, I knew there and then, we were fundamentally different and that ‘common’ understanding I am seeking, was just not there.
Dating someone without children does have it’s advantages, that person probably will have a lot more time to try and be flexible around whatever schedules you have with work/your children and that can really be a positive thing.
She was attractive, seemed to have a good personality and I was on a high knowing that my situation of having two very young children for half of the time was; well, what I thought to be, pretty unappealing really.
I guess at the time it really did give me a confidence boost though – but long term you need to be with that person for the right reasons and an ego boost is definitely not a valid reason! ) While trying to get to know this person, it became apparent relatively quickly that there was no longevity in this potential relationship.
– there was loads of engagement, likes and shares – it really is massively appreciated!I think some people without children have never had to put themselves last and so it is possible they can be inadvertently a little selfish – although this isn’t always the case.It can’t always be about the romance, there has to be a balance and sometimes it will be about having to help your children do homework, read a book with them, or look after a poorly little one and you need for a partner to understand this and support you. ) One of the things that ought to be addressed pretty quickly, is if the person you are dating wants children of their own or not (this can of course also apply to those with children too).Either way, this is a conversation that ideally needs to happen upfront and early.I suppose, the advantages of online dating, is that this work is usually done for you, as most conventional dating sites tend to ask for this information when creating a profile.