We are all free to make up whatever dating preferences we want.
That child does not need to compete with you, and you don’t need to compete with that child.
But when deciding to date a woman with a child, you should be clear about your expectations for the relationship upfront with yourself and her.
In other words, if you’re still in the “dating just to date” phase of your life, involving a woman with a child is probably not the type of relationship you should engage in because your actions will more than likely impact the lives of two people — the woman and the child.
Single mothers may find themselves in more of a predicament, especially if her children are still at a very young age.
Many single parents have determined a lifestyle and means of raising their children without interference.