You have to cater to both on some level, especially if the child is a female herself.

Women you gotta be smarter than this, go back to his place, keep your kids out of it, and leave the little ones with a babysitter.

So go forth, date, have fun and remember when children are concerned you have to give respect in order to earn respect.

If you and the woman are just trying to have sex then you should not be meeting her kids.

In the current day and age kids know what the hell is going on and that awkward feeling you get when she forces 12 yr old Johnny to go to bed so you all can make out on the couch is warranted.

Maybe he was too desperate, not intellectually stimulating, too quiet, too loud, too boring, too boisterous–she usually knows exactly what it is that turned her off and can give a reason as to why she doesn’t want to continue dating him if asked.

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Guys this is hard if you aren’t a lover of children; I cannot stress this any harder; if kids annoy you, or if they get in the way for you, then stick to women who lack kids.

If you do love kids, or are tolerant of kids in a friendly way, then you must realize that dating a woman with a child is like dating two people.

Don’t go talking about the girl’s favorite band as if you listen to it, because she probably knows that you don’t and you will look like a fool trying to get in.