Not exactly. Back in college, I dated an older guy who had a child. The child was pretty young but this kid drove me insane. His parenting skills were insane and the mother wasn't really in the picture. I couldn't help but dislike the "bratty" kid. I broke up with him. I knew I couldn't be with someone that had different views on how to handle kids because I knew eventually I would want one. I also thought he deserved someone who would love his child as much as they loved him. It just wasn't me. Thankfully, I met my husband and we have a wonderful family together.