Dating is hard enough, especially as you grow older in life. It becomes harder and harder to find potential mates that don't have kids, especially in this society.
So how do you react if the person you are dating has a kid? Is it a deal breaker, or do you accept the challenge? If the kid is older, do you think its harder, as you then have two people that need attention, not just the person you are dating. Of course, this is more complicated with multiple kids, but this is my experience of dating a mother of a teen-aged daughter: