Only take your young man out if you are confident that he has been sufficiently housebroken, or when you have developed a thick enough hide for the criticism.
- You will always have competition-Even when they claim to love you; young men always go looking for girls their age.
Consider if you are dating someone you will have to carry along in life instead of a real partner you can depend upon.
The same rules apply in reverse if you are a man keen on a woman who has children.
It’s no big deal, but failure to tread softly can kill off a potentially brilliant romance. This is a concept that is sometimes hard for people who aren’t parents to understand.
I once had a blossoming relationship go pear-shaped when the new lady in my life, who’d never had children, got in a strop because I was taking too long to show one of my sons how to use a whipper-snipper and we were late for a brunch date.
It was of no consequence whether we were tucking into eggs benedict at 11 or 11.30, but she interpreted my concern for my son as disregard for her.