Here’s what you do: treat the kid like another adult and engage in conversation and bonding the way you would if you were stuck in a house with random guy or girl.

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

— the hazardous voyage, the 1620 landing, the fearful first winter, the First Thanksgiving at Plymouth — is the founding story of America.

If your kid has daddy issues, as in wanting you to stay alone in hopes of your ex coming back into your life – then go ahead and skip the introduction to the new guy.

If you have good rapport with your child, have regular talks with them and they respect you, then it is important that you get their approval.

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.

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

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.

Many guys just don’t know how to deal with a child that isn’t theirs and it becomes immediately evident to the child, even when the mom is disillusioned into thinking that the guy is perfect.