I’m a 40-something bloke who’s new to the dating scene. I’ve recently met a charming sexy woman who seems to like me.
The trouble is, she has two kids, aged seven and nine, and I find them really annoying and needy. But I don’t know how to say this to her. I want her, but not the kids. What can I do?
Not Suitable For Children
Dear Not Suitable For Children,
Yes, I know what you mean. Dating someone with kids is like picking up from someone else’s saved game. Especially if the kids are rubbish – that’s picking up from someone else’s saved game with a really crappy score.
This is a tough one, but ultimately it’s for you to decide. If she comes as a matched set with the kids, then maybe she’s not for you.
Or maybe you’re not for her. Maybe the kids think you’re a weird, ugly loser who smells like cheese. And she doesn’t know how to tell you this. Breaking it off with her could be solving everyone’s problems in one go.
Hope this helps.
With kind regards,