I was recently at a comedy club in my neighborhood watching one of my roommates perform stand-up. I went alone so I sat down in a chair in the corner, apart from any tables. A few minutes before the show began a really attractive man sat down next to me. We smiled at each other and then began to hit if off so well that we stayed after the show and got drinks together.
First things first: I knew this guy was older. But I didn't see a ring on his left hand, so I knew that he wasn't married (or, at the very least, stupid and married). We ended up having a great conversation and I decided to give him my number. However, there was one thing that he had mentioned that worried me. He has children. Three to be exact. And one that is actually only five years younger than me.
This obviously raised a plethora of red flags. Children. I have done everything in my young life to avoid the having of children. And to top it all off, one of these "kids" was not that much younger than me. In the end even though I gave him my phone number, I never returned his calls or his texts. I decided that the children factor was a deal breaker. I am not prepared to handle offspring in even the most causal of manners: that's just not where my priorities are right now. Would you ever date someone with children? Have you ever dated someone that has a child? What complications arose from it? Perks?