Hello Ladies! I'm new here. I'm 19 and have a one year old little girl. I am no longer with the BD. We split up about 2 months after my DD was born. I haven't had a relationship since. My DD and I moved out of my parents house a couple of months ago just for privacy and independance. My mom is retired and takes care of my DD on a daily basis. Here's my problem. When I first moved out my parents and siblings gave me a huge lecture. In the state I live in there has been so many stories on the news in the past 2 years of the boyfriends of moms or the Step dads abusing or killing the kids. So that was what my lecture was about. Basically they told me that I shouldn't be with a guy until my daughter was older because I'm putting her jeopardy. They could hurt her. I have to watch who I am around. Blah Blah. And I see there point. I get it. And my mom reminds me everday when I pick up DD from her. However, there is a guy at my community college I attend who seems to like me and I keep turning him down because my family's lecture keeps playing in my head. Not that I would bring the guy around my daughter right away but eventually right? I mean why start dating the guy if I get attached and then want him to meet DD. How have you all dealt with this?