The single parent dilemma is felt the hardest by the children, and as a product of such a household I am lucky enough to have this insight in my dating life.

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Ask your Teen: If you have a teenager it is very important that you get their approval after an introduction or two is made with your potential lover.

If your kid has daddy issues, as in wanting you to stay alone in hopes of your ex coming back into your life – then go ahead and skip the introduction to the new guy.

Most couples who are not compatible have relationship problems that lead to a break up. You need to know if the new man in your life is a keeper.

Before you get too attached, there are five questions every woman should ask.

If you have good rapport with your child, have regular talks with them and they respect you, then it is important that you get their approval.

Check his credentials: If you have a toddler or baby and the guy is okay with dating you, then this next step is important.

While the age of the child plays a factor, if you’re not looking for anything serious, you shouldn’t play the “I’ll figure it out” game with a ready-made family.

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.

Source: Shutterstock 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?