THEY' RE more expensive than prostitutes, their bodies aren't what they used to be and their children walk in during sex.
These are just some of the brutally offensive reasons that a growing group of men have given for not wanting to date single mums.
This is not saying that having a child isn’t worth it, but this is not about YOU having a child. Her body was changed by something that is of no benefit to you.” Jonathan explains: “I’m a really spontaneous person and love the idea of saying to my partner, ‘come on, pack your bags, let’s go away for a couple of days’ but you can’t do that with kids.
Everything has to be planned and organised beforehand.” He also struggles with the emotional burden of having to be a father figure to someone else’s child.
On a recent thread on the secret sharing app, Whisper, tried to explain the warped reasons they ruled out dating single mothers.
Here, Sun Online, meets the men who are breaking a taboo by refusing to date single mums.
The list of celebrity single mums is endless and many, including Britney Spears, Kate Hudson, Louise Redknapp, Kate Hudson and Sun columnist Stacey Solomon, have spoken out about their experiences.
dating coach Richard La Ruina, author of The Natural: How to Effortlessly Attract the Women You Want warns that dismissing single mothers as potential partners is a risky decision.
“One of my exes had a 12-year-old son and we’d been on-and-off for a few years.
People who believe anything in their life, especially healing from an ailment, is an actual miracle, or that a Supreme Being intervenes in life.
People who believe there are guardian angels or that deceased friend or family member has any involvement in their life now. Anyone who identifies as a "cancer survivor" or "cancer warrior" in a way that implies they beat cancer by their own efforts as though people who were killed by cancer didn't try or weren't good enough at fighting it; anyone who credits their survival to anything but medical treatment and luck. People who want to buy automobiles for their children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews, especially if they are minors. People who refuse to vaccinate their children at all (unless they know for sure the child will be harmed by the vaccine), especially if they don't want other people vaccinating their children.
“I’ve been married twice and had a son in my first marriage – who is now 27 – and in between the two marriages I did date a woman with a son but I felt like she wanted me to become a father-figure to this child,” he says.
“It raised lots of complex feelings: I felt guilty to be spending more time with her and her son than my own and I didn’t like the idea of stepping on someone else’s toes as his biological father was still very much around.” While Jonathan wouldn’t mind if a potential partner had grown-up children, provided they were no longer at home and doing their own thing, “young ones are definitely out.” “I don’t want to be part of a family unit and splashing out on days out together. I’m feeling selfish and not dating women with children is part of that.” There are two million single parents in the UK and 91 per cent of them women.