Kids and divorced parents dating
Child-free men often don't "get" kids; divorced dads come with kids, some still in diapers, some in jail; and not every man I had "chemistry" with was going to click with my Axe-scented boys. That didn't stop me from dating; I really did want to have love in my life again.
I couldn't quite shake the image of me as a carefree, wrinkle-free 20-something instead of a middle-aged divorcee with "baggage" that had names, ages, thoughts and feelings.
And that's the big post-divorce dating shocker: Looking for love when you have kids is a package deal, and it's often as tough as trying to open the PVC clamshell packaging just about everything comes in nowadays.
Not surprisingly, it isn't much easier for the kids.
"I don't really have time" to date, she told Access Hollywood last April.
"I don't believe there is someone out there who can handle my baggage that's too heavy to lift." She may be right on that; it will take a very, very special someone who'll want to take on eight little kids and a reality TV star.
And the ones who aren't don't blame their kids, either; most single parents say they just don't have the time to date, according to an e Harmony study.