Dating girl with child
I still hung out and had fun with my childless friends, but not as often.
When they would text me for an impromptu trip to the bar, I might have to decline because I had the kid with me, that sort of thing.
I'm 35 so this seriously limits the dating pool, but I'd rather be alone now than lower my expectations. If I know them well enough and we get along, then I would go for it.
Otherwise, proceed with caution and know what you're getting into.
It'll definitely make you grow up in a hurry, at the very least.
I used to think it was a no go, then met my ex and decided that he was worth giving a chance. IDK if his daughter had anything to do with his decision to end it, but I think that her mother had a lot to do with his intense commitment phobia and relationship issues in general.
I have a friend who fell in love with a woman's child when he first met and they are married and happy.
Other friends have met kids and it hasn't clicked.
It's hardly anything serious now, but I never really wanted kids to begin with and shes pretty clear she doesn't want anymore. I don't consider myself to be totally young minded and immature but at the same time nowhere near in that father mindset at all.
It'll take some getting used to but one step at a time.