Love technology and dating
While stigma and perceptions vary by cultural group, and changes in acceptance have occurred at different paces, it’s now commonly accepted that there are unmarried people who have children seeking love and companionship.
Single mothers, particularly in Black communities, have been viewed both as strong heroines who are the backbones of their families as well as vicious destroyers of the traditional family structure.
In the last 30 years or so, we’ve seen a dramatic shift in how society views single, unmarried parents.
Single fathers are often demonized as deadbeat dads or heralded for their involvement in their children’s lives.
Whatever the perception, the majority of single mothers and single fathers want to date, find loving happiness with a great partner and build a solid companionship that makes them and their children happiest.
Kevin, a single man with no children, says he has no problem dating women with children and has had various experiences.
One woman kept him and her child separate because their “friends with benefits” situation didn’t call for that level of connection.