Online single parent dating, is an ideal way for single mums and dads to meet each other and build relationships!

Browse for potential friends and partners from the safety of your own home, without having to juggle children and babysitters – get to know other single parents at your own pace.

Before you embark on single parent dating, consider reading our advice pages: dating for parents, online dating safety and writing an online dating profile.

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Am I being selfish or shallow in my fear of this undertaking? Thanks for asking such an honest and challenging question, Carol. A woman is allowed to not want to date a guy who looks like her father if she doesn’t find him attractive. Which is just my long lead-in to suggest that your concern about the effects of an autistic child on your life is entirely reasonable.

Is this a valid reason to keep looking for a different partner? One of the things I’ve learned over thirteen years of giving advice is this: if I ever dare suggest that someone is entitled to not want to date you, I am perceived as an insensitive asshole. In fact, if you were to not consider the effects of being a stepmother and caretaker to a special-needs child, you could be considered hopelessly naïve.

But I am having a lot of anxiety about the possibility of committing to him and his child long term.

I know my kids are young, but they will be independent adults one day. A man is allowed to not want to date a 400lb woman if he doesn’t find her attractive.

My dilemma is that one of his children is special needs (autistic) and will likely never live independently, only possibly in a group home as a young adult in his 20s.

Raising him will very likely be quite difficult and stressful.

When you’re merging lives, you have to take everything into consideration and make an informed decision before tying the knot.

We can parse and say that it’s not someone’s “fault” for being depressed or having an autistic child.

Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.

These are three things we don’t ever think will happen to us when we’re newly married – or new parents – or newly diagnosed.

But it doesn’t really change the gravity of the situation for the person who is taking on a loving person’s challenging situation.