Man Tells Single Mom Truth About Dating With Kids, Gets Called An A**hole

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A single mom has been keeping her child a secret from guys she dates until it's too late. She came to her friend, who is open to dating women with children, for insight. He told her that she's being dishonest and that it's a dealbreaker for many men. She didn't take the news well and called him insensitive.

Was he wrong to be honest with her in this situation? Read on to find out what happened when they talked again.

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Single mom hides kid while dating, gets called out

Dating is hard, especially for single moms. But is it ever okay to hide your child from potential partners? A man recently had a tough conversation with his single mom friend about the realities of dating with kids. He explained that dating a woman with children requires a different approach, especially when it comes to managing expectations and planning around the child's schedule.

When he told his friend that hiding her child was an a**hole move, she lashed out at him. But was he wrong in this situation? Join the discussion below and tell us what you think about dating as a single parent.

Being deceitful about having kids is a dealbreaker. NTA.

ImpossibleBop | ImpossibleBop

Lying about having kids is always a downside 😬

lc_2005 | lc_2005

Hiding the fact that you have a child is a major red flag 🚩

rustyshackleford1301 | rustyshackleford1301

Be honest about your baggage from day one 💼. Don't hide it!

Lekjovic | Lekjovic

Dating as a single mom: Should you hide your kids?

vw97 | vw97

Honesty is the best policy 💯

Raging_Millenial | Raging_Millenial

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to dating. 💔

gjwtgf | gjwtgf

Honesty is key in dating with kids. NTA 👍

Academic_Nobody_4964 | Academic_Nobody_4964

Honesty is the best policy, even when it comes to dating 💔

wotsname123 | wotsname123

Being upfront about having kids on a first date. 👍

beckdawg19 | beckdawg19

Honesty is key in dating 🗝️. But is it a deal-breaker? 🤔

sarahhelen2 | sarahhelen2

Single mom shares honesty is the best policy for dating 😊

Kindly_Candle9809 | Kindly_Candle9809

Honesty is the best policy, even in dating with kids. 😌

alpacaboba | alpacaboba

Honesty is the best policy for dating single parents. 👍

CAgirl17 | CAgirl17

Honesty is key 🔑, she's responsible for her own loneliness.

theexitisontheleft | theexitisontheleft

Honesty is the best policy? NTA warns single mom about dating.

BatmansGirl7 | BatmansGirl7

Honesty is key in dating, especially when it comes to kids 👪

CorinneTheActress | CorinneTheActress

Agree, obvious NTA 🙌

Admirable-Idea-8898 | Admirable-Idea-8898

Tough love for a single mom navigating the dating world. 💔

Environmental_Sand45 | Environmental_Sand45

Single mom defends NTA for disclosing having kids before dating 💪

onelargemochaplease | onelargemochaplease

Hiding kids from partner: major red flag or understandable?

CanadianJediCouncil | CanadianJediCouncil

Dating as a single parent can be scary, but honesty matters 💕

Kalamac | Kalamac

Giving advice when asked is NTA, not the a**hole 👍

Elegant-Rectum | Elegant-Rectum

Single mom defends dating standards, shuts down criticism.

TeeKaye28 | TeeKaye28

Hiding your child is a low blow 🤨

thoughtsofalo | thoughtsofalo

Single mom withholding information ruins potential relationship, NTA wins.

perpetuallypolite | perpetuallypolite

Honesty is the best policy 👍

CorrosiveAlkonost | CorrosiveAlkonost

Commenter calls out friend for lying about having kids, NTA 👍

1iphoneplease | 1iphoneplease

Being upfront about single mom status: NTA comment section 👍

FairieWarrior | FairieWarrior

Honesty is the best policy in dating 🤝

brittwithouttheney | brittwithouttheney

Calling out a lying dater 🤥👩‍👦‍👦

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Honesty is the best policy for single moms in dating 💕

Mazza1983 | Mazza1983

Honesty is the best policy when it comes to dating 🤝

oldcreaker | oldcreaker

Honesty hurts, but it's better than a sweet lie. NTA

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Single mom discusses dating with kids and dealbreakers. 👨‍🍳

Whiteroses7252012 | Whiteroses7252012

Dating with kids: when lying on your profile never works 😒

Whooptidooh | Whooptidooh

Honesty is key in dating with kids 🙌

jessjimbob | jessjimbob

Honesty is key - mention having a kid early on 💕

ntrontty | ntrontty

Woman demands men to father her child, calls single dads pathetic. 😡

Dsx-Kalista | Dsx-Kalista

Curious comment about dating timeline left unanswered.

justatwork___ | justatwork___

Disclosing having kids on first date: NTA or ESH? 🤔

rawsugar87 | rawsugar87

Honesty is the best policy, even when dating with kids 💔

tjean5377 | tjean5377

Single mom can't handle truth about dating with kids. 🤷🏻‍♂️

atoast2death | atoast2death

Not every guy wants to date someone with kids 🤷‍♂️

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Commenters agree: OP is NTA in dating advice debacle

Frosty-Selection8062 | Frosty-Selection8062

Discussing kids early on in dating: a necessary conversation 🗣️

FifiIsBored | FifiIsBored

Single mom defends dating with kids, demands honesty from partners. 👩‍👧

cupkat3g0tbak3d | cupkat3g0tbak3d

Giving honest advice to a single mom got him called a**hole 😒

Iron-Blood1300 | Iron-Blood1300

Single mom's dating disclosure debated with NTA comment response.

ImBonRurgundy | ImBonRurgundy

Childfree woman shares dating dealbreakers, advises honesty about kids 🚫👶

smegheadgirl | smegheadgirl

When seeking advice, be prepared for the truth. 🤷‍♀️

aprilmarina | aprilmarina

Honesty is the best policy in dating with kids! 😊

gemw2101 | gemw2101

Navigating discussions about children while dating can be tricky.

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Stepdad surprises mom with secret daughter, demands equal treatment. Trash.

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Disclosing kids on dating profile: fair or too much? 🤔

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When to reveal you have kids while dating 🤔👨‍👩‍👧

fannubal | fannubal

Advice for single mom dating with kids. Be honest upfront.

Larkspur71 | Larkspur71

Single mom defends being upfront about having a child while dating 🚨

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Dating as a single parent is hard, give them some grace 💕

Dismal-City-8505 | Dismal-City-8505