> Dating advice > Single Parents > Can children be a problem in a new relationship?

Single Parents

Can children be a problem in a new relationship?

A child is not a major problem - most people would rather date a good parent than an immature single!

Can children be a problem in a new relationship?

Dear Parship,

I've been on Parship for a week or so and am chatting to a couple of nice ladies. I was wondering a couple of things. Firstly there is one lady who lives in Oxford, with me in Bath this seems like a long distance. Would you say it's worth pursuing?

Secondly, I have a son of 15 from my first relationship who lives away from me. Do you think this is a potential problem to people? I do mention him as being very important to me, which he is, but should I tone it down a bit to seem more available?

Thanks,
Tony

 

Dear Tony,

Firstly I don't think that having a son is a major problem -clearly it will put some people off because some people are very inflexible about what they're looking for but most people will not mind especially since he's fairly grown up. Nor do I think you need to tone down your comments about how important he is to you, most people would rather date a good father than a bad father!

The issue about distance is a very personal one. I would always advise in favour of pursuing things because if people like each other enough, that sort of distance becomes immaterial. But it's up to you.

Best Wishes, your Parship-Team

 

Try out Parship for free

I am
Looking for

By clicking on 'Find a partner' you are accepting our Terms & Conditions and confirming that you have read our data protection policy.

The PARSHIP principle

The PARSHIP principle

PARSHIP helps you find someone who really is right for you - someone to build a future with. 
more

The PARSHIP principle

How it works

PARSHIP’s matching compares 30 essential personality characteristics and recommends potential partners who balance and complement you. 
more

PARSHIP Mobile

PARSHIP Mobile

The PARSHIP iPhone app and the mobile website allow you to connect with your highly compatible matches - even when you're on the go. 
more

Error with static Resources (Error: 418)