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Single Parents Rock

It’s always a different experience when you are child-free and date someone who isn’t.  You have to adjust to a few things, just as you would any other relationship. I admire people with children who find the time to mingle and date. I can’t imagine juggling the demands of parenthood and squeezing in the energy and time to devote to dating!

For all the single parents, what advice would you give someone who is just starting to date as a single parent? How do you manage it? What have you found to be the most challenging part of dating?

If you are child-free, do you prefer to date other people who are too? Have you ever dated a person who had children before? What do you think is the best advice to someone who is dating someone with children?

There is something about a man who is handling his responsibilities as a father that is so attractive to me. When you see the nurturing and supportive side of a man, it’s very appealing. Men, do you ever talk about your children to the women you date?

When do you bring up the fact that you are a parent?

409 comments Add your comment

Melo

September 21st, 2009
3:46 pm

Enter your comments there Raqi :arrow:

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
3:47 pm

Grace- Yep.. So sad! Just like those parents Az being thrown in jail & their kids put in foster care cause of bath time pics… SMDH!

Grace

September 21st, 2009
3:47 pm

all this rain is making me very sleepy. :yawn:

SexyCool was wet all weekend.

September 21st, 2009
3:48 pm

Grace – quit playing. Is that an actual case?

Kym-has angered the sky sprirts and the football gods.

September 21st, 2009
3:49 pm

Prime example of child has to learn. Told the boy to wear his rain coat and take umbrella.

Naww I’m good.
It’s going to rain on your head when you get off the bus.
I’ll run Mom.

Alright.

Joker called to say he is soaked and wish he took his coat. Oh well.
NOW HERE THIS TAKE YALL TAILS HOME 75 NORTH IS FLOODED. PEACE AND HAIRGREASE

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
3:49 pm

Just like those parents Az being thrown in jail & their kids put in foster care cause of bath time pics

Story?

Grace

September 21st, 2009
3:50 pm

oh gosh! and what about sharing bed with your parent? that’s a no no too…

Page1908

September 21st, 2009
3:50 pm

omg luckily i am an expert swimmer in case i need to swim anywhere lol.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
3:51 pm

Raqi...Out of Order

September 21st, 2009
3:51 pm

Shut up Melo LOL

Melo

September 21st, 2009
3:52 pm

douglas county school holiday,tmrw and wednesday…stay home mama.
gon rain heavy again tonite Raqi,esp when u go home and evening hrs…

(melo now singing,my back,my back,my back and my neck…..) :lol:

sorry WD!

Raqi...Out of Order

September 21st, 2009
3:53 pm

Lioness that story is ridiculous. When I read about it this morning I was like that is one of the oldest captured moments that parents have done with their kids. I have pictures of both of my boys in the tub when they were babies. Somethings are just taken too far.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
3:55 pm

Melo- (melo now singing,my back,my back,my back and my neck…..)<– HOLLERING!!!!!!

Raqi...Out of Order

September 21st, 2009
3:56 pm

Melo believe me I don’t plan to go out anywhere in this rain other than to pick up the baby and then home.

We went out Saturday night and to church Sunday morning in the rain. But other than that we were at home and I plan to stay home tonight and tomorrow night.

Mo (aka Moeisha )

September 21st, 2009
3:56 pm

Page1908 – you got that right! Its nasty out there. I had a friend tell me it took her 2hrs to get to work. But with all the standing water and everything…wow

Lioness – that is crazy……

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
3:58 pm

@ Lioness

thanx for the link… that is crazy

Raqi...Out of Order

September 21st, 2009
3:58 pm

WiseDiva I submitted a comment that got must be stuck in the iffy cage.

I guess feeling what the parents experienced with Walmart is dumb is a bad thing.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:01 pm

I hope they sue the PANTS off of Walmart!! Mom had TONS of bucket nekkid pics of me as a baby.. I guess she was smart about it cause they were polaroids.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Grace

September 21st, 2009
4:01 pm

Lioness I never saw a need to take nude pics of my children when they were young. I have some reservations for things like that, even some family members can be pediphiles…there’s always that uncle who you have to keep an eye on and keep the kids away from. What really turns my stomach are biological dads who have intercourse with their daughters. That’s just SICK!!!!!

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
4:04 pm

I never got into the taking pics of the baby when they were taking a bath either, but i definately don’t see anything wrong (if it’s innocent). i know my ma or grandma may have a naked pic or too of me floating around…

I’m with you Grace… I don’t eve nlet me daughter sit on cousins/uncles laps… there’s always that one or two where you’re like ehhh… something’s not quite right

Page1908

September 21st, 2009
4:04 pm

Everyone- people who work in photo departments are mandated reporters and are required by law to report nude pics of children, which is child pornography in case you didn’t know. Other mandated reporters are hospital and medical professionals, teachers and other people with direct contact with children, law enforcement, priests, and numerous others.

Raqi...Out of Order

September 21st, 2009
4:04 pm

I agree Lioness. I have pictures of both of my sons’ first time alone the “big kid” tub. It’s capturing memories of the “first”. Sadly this is the world that we live. What’s next you can’t take pictures of your one year old baby daughter in her diaper without a shirt?

But I will say in this day and age of digital cameras and colored printers, print them at home.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:05 pm

Grace- I know a FEW ppl who have had their dads molest them til they were well into their teens :???: I don’t understand THAT! I had an uncle that ALWAYS wanted me to sit on his lap & I KNEW there was something wrong with that even though my mom NEVER had that convo with me and I was 9 years old..

CHILDREN KNOW WHAT IS NOT RIGHT!!!!!

Raqi...Out of Order

September 21st, 2009
4:06 pm

Page1908 this cruel world has taken away all innocence. It’s sad.

Page1908

September 21st, 2009
4:08 pm

Yes, Raqi it is sad. Trust me, I up until recently spent my entire career in child welfare. it is sad.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:08 pm

Dude was my father’s sister’s husband.. Knowing dude was creepy, I NEVER allowed myself to be alone with him.. NEVER!!

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
4:09 pm

people who work in photo departments are mandated reporters and are required by law to report nude pics of children, which is child pornography in case you didn’t know.

And that’s fine… I applaud those that adhere to what they are supposed to do, but for the parents to be thrown in jail and the kids to be taken was a bit extreme to me… Now I can see if it was of a baby boy and a baby girl in a bed lying on top of eachother (sorry about the picture that must have come up in you guyz head) then i would agree to rush and take the necessary actions, but bath time come on now…. but hey at least everything worked itself out in the end…

SexyCool was wet all weekend.

September 21st, 2009
4:09 pm

Sometimes laws disregard common sense and over reach in the attempt to govern and protect.

I would argue that pictures of babies playing in a bathtub should not be considered pornographic and that it should be a matter of gauging obvious intent.

But then I consider that everyone’s gauge is not set at the same place.

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
4:11 pm

@ Lioness : that was the first thing her father’s mother told me when I brought poo home… she was like never let her sit on a man’s lap…

Raqi...Out of Order

September 21st, 2009
4:13 pm

That’s the problem SexyCool. Those creeps out there are taking away the innocence that some parents enjoy capturing of their kids.

I have a picture of my oldest son’s first birthday. It was him and about 10 other kids all playing outside in the diapers in a kiddie pool. Girls and boys together with no shirts.

It sad that parents without the ability to print their photos at home have been robbed of being able to capture those moments. And even sadder that some damn creepy arse child molester would use a child’s innocence to get his or her jollies.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:14 pm

The frigging child molester could be the photoshop dude too..

Page1908

September 21st, 2009
4:15 pm

well Dream your opinion of what you feel is ok and what the law says are not going to match, so to me, people need to follow the laws. plain and simple.

Lord Velonese (Atlanta's very own Sadist and you love it too!)

September 21st, 2009
4:16 pm

ROFL at this topic, if it isn’t mine then back off. I have do deal with enough wannabe freeloaders looking for handouts as is. Single parents Rock? All the single parents I know, which are quite a few, are always on the hunt for someone to bail them out.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:16 pm

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
4:17 pm

I don’t see the law that was broken….

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
4:18 pm

@ Lord

smh lol

Grace

September 21st, 2009
4:19 pm

Dream n that rule should go for lil boys just as well

SexyCool was wet all weekend.

September 21st, 2009
4:19 pm

There are times when obeying all laws is not so plain or so simple.

AmazonRed™

September 21st, 2009
4:21 pm

:lol: Made it home and it’s dry. Wasn’t too bad out there.

Still comedy in here. :lol:

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:21 pm

I doubt if the parents knew that taking pics of their kids @ bath time was against the law, they would have taken them..

Grace- I agree!

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
4:22 pm

@ Grace

Totally agree..

Page1908

September 21st, 2009
4:23 pm

i’m just giving you insight on laws and how people who are “innocent” can get into trouble. if you don’t agree with it or whatever, ok.

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:24 pm

I hope they get PAID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SexyCool was wet all weekend.

September 21st, 2009
4:26 pm

Ignorance is NOT a defense.

Melo

September 21st, 2009
4:32 pm

JtJ

September 21st, 2009
4:38 pm

Man….these sinkholes are popping up here in Gwinnett……wonder if they are going to cancel school tomorrow, too.

aggwitty

September 21st, 2009
4:40 pm

One more mandated reporter…TMZ

Lioness

September 21st, 2009
4:40 pm

Dream_n

September 21st, 2009
4:41 pm

@ pAGE:

I understand where you are coming from.. by no means am I saying people should not follow the law, but in THIS case: SexyCool ’s 4:09 just about sums it up.. and Loness’s statement about them not knowing it was illegal to take pics of yor kids while they are bathing…. :)

Grace

September 21st, 2009
4:41 pm

15 mins until I get to play in the rain..oh goodie