Dating someone with a child
Above all else, including your want for a mate is your child’s safety.
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.
Being a boyfriend who openly bombs on mom in front of the kids or being that guy breaking mom’s heart will forever lock you into asshole mode in their minds and you will never get over it.
It is not your place to discipline an unruly child either, check his/her mom on that, and if it gets too much – call it a day and leave.
Most teens are cynical and standoffish to new boyfriends so you have to expect hostility initially.
Don’t go turning on the young man’s Madden game and professing your “skills” in hopes that the video game will bond you to him.
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.
The child will always come first and you need to learn to respect and support this.
By setting clear boundaries and being empathetic towards your partner, you can successfully have a relationship with someone with a child.