September 18, 2012

When To Introduce Your Kids To Your Date...

The last few months my friend, Christina, and I have been discussing when is the right time to introduce your kid to your date, girlfriend or boyfriend.  This all stemmed from her dive into online dating and the amount of men she encountered that were over 35 and had no kids, and a few "alleged" serial killers.  It begs the questions, do they really like kids, do they get along with kids and if they would be a good parent. If you date someone that already has kids, you know their parenting style, but introducing your kids to a potential mate can cause stress if you break up and you don't want a revolving door of dates in and out.

My friend, Q, also tackled the topic on his show, Talk To Q, which you can listen to here. That had to seriously be one of the funniest hours of my life, and not just because I was smack talking the callers in the chat room. 

I decided to tackle the topic over at the Parent Society, so click on over and read it and join the discussion. 

When is the right time, or is there?  I usually have all the answers, but this time I don't.

18 comments:

  1. Thanks for the plug! That was a hilarious hour with you and Christina. I truly enjoyed it and I've listened to it twice since that night.

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    1. I listened to it again yesterday, died. Q, I have some mad respect for you too, I do not know how you held it together, you're a rock, dude.

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    2. (takes a bow) Hey, I have so much fun doing it. I'm sure that Ray will piss off some ladies tonight as well.

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    3. He was pretty tame actually and dare I say made some good points! Again, rolling.

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  2. Lord....still planning on asking Ray about the "trickin spot". Pretty sure we'd get into a fight though.

    Wish I knew when the right time was. Luckily I rarely get past the first date so I don't have to worry about it.

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    1. Gahahahaha, the trickin' spot!!! I think I need to do a blog post on that one.

      Well, you're no help.;)

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  3. Great article over there at PS, btw.

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  4. I find it a tricky thing to introduce my darling to a potential darling. My take is that I have male friends and so I try to treat dates similarly (or any other guest actually) if she is around. I don't date blokes who don't have kids either. Kids have too many demands and i feel it takes a parent to know a parent. It allows me to be able to be myself a bit more rather than trying to be on our best behaviour.

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    1. Yep, I'm with you on that one. Although the scheduling conflicts are tricky, it is far easier to date someone with kids as far as compatibility goes.

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  5. I have tried to think about it before... the "what I would do's.." If ever my marriage wa to not be there for me...

    I always end up with being a cat lady and never dating. Nice to know that others have crazy worries too.

    It has to be hard and case-by-case I would think. One of my close friends uses the "no make-up" rule. If she doesn't know him well enough tot hang out without make-up then he is too new to meet the little one. Sounds good to me.

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    1. That is an awesome rule, I love it! Thanks, Nessa;)

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