We’ve all got our list: Tall, dark, and handsome. Ambitious, intelligent, funny. Lover of good music, good people, and good experiences. Single, and no kids—we hope?

Dating is tough enough, but dating someone with a child can make getting to know each other that much more difficult. Not only will you have to consider the person’s schedule (being spontaneous can be damn-near impossible if you have to find a babysitter) and their relationship with the child’s other parent, but inevitably, you’ll also have to see how you and the kid get along.

With nearly 70% of Black children being raised in single-parent households, it’s almost unavoidable that one day you’ll run across a sexy, successful, educated, ambitious man or woman who also happens to be a parent, but is it a deal breaker?

Clutchettes and Gents…would you date someone who has a child (or children)? Have you? How’d it work out?

Let’s talk about it! 

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