When you are single and looking to mingle, you generally will not hurt anyone if you start dating “just to see where things go.” Plenty of men do this all the time.

Further, if you’re not a kid person or don’t want kids, you should not date a woman with kids to see if you’ll change your mind.

This is not a video game that you can turn off when you decide you do not like how the game is playing out.

That is a personal decision you should figure out long before you involve a woman and her child in your life.

By Jennifer Wolf So you've got your eye on a single mom.

She's smart, strong, and beautiful, but also a bit of a mystery. And how do you let her know that you're not just playing games—without getting overly involved too soon?

Before you start dating a single mom or explore taking this relationship to the next level, set the stage for success with these essential tips.

After sharing a guest-post on step-parenting from the step-child’s point of view, one commenter asked an interesting question: “Should a man with no kids be hesitant to date a woman with kids?

” First, whether a man has children of his own or not, there is nothing wrong with preferring to date women without children.

We are all free to make up whatever dating preferences we want.