Dating a older man with kids
If you’re a 20- to 35-year-old woman without any children I caution you against dating a man with kids.I did this once and, let me tell you, I learned my lesson.It was difficult for us to make plans because we had different schedules, and, to make matters worse, his daughter would get sick (or whatever) when we had plans.The girls’ mother also had a demanding job, so she never seemed available to deal with her own children.
I totally understood why he had to cancel, but the situation also reminded me why he and I could never work and why I will never date a man with children again.
Their ideas about the way the world should work will be fully formed and it’s very unlikely they’ll change.
We’re not saying older men will be completely inflexible but you shouldn’t think you can change their ways once you’re in a relationship.
Most men try to avoid conflict with the women in their lives at all costs, so it’s a pretty safe bet that he will go along with whatever ridiculousness his children’s mother puts him through.
I think it was much more than a coincidence that The Cop’s ex was never available to pick up their daughters early from school or take them to doctor appointments.