Dating for people with no children
In the last 30 years or so, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in how society views single, unmarried parents.
While stigma and perceptions vary by cultural group, and changes in acceptance have occurred at different paces, it’s now commonly accepted that there are unmarried people who have children seeking love and companionship.
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(aka "Baby ready now") is a dating website specifically for people who want to be upfront with potential partners about their desire to have children. K.'s The Guardian:"I couldn't seem to meet anyone willing to prioritise starting a family and struggled with when to mention wanting kids any time I met someone new. Then one day I read a profile from a 38-year-old who said she knew it was 'really bad to admit' but she wanted children.
Anthony, a single father of three, says that being a man with children by multiple women carries a stigma of him being irresponsible and incapable of fidelity and commitment. For a man, he says, dating with children is often easier when the woman of interest has a child too.And thus, was born (and hopefully, many other babies as a result of the site's existence).Apparently the response has been overwhelming, with 50 signups in the first hour.There’s a parental understanding that seldom needs explanation; she gets it.Of course he doesn’t dismiss that women with no kids won’t understand; just that dating a woman with children provides an additional level of commonality, one in which you are both similarly situated—this being an optimal position for establishing a relationship.
Kevin says that, for the most part, he’s had good experiences dating women with children.