Having a child only compounds the problems associated with this distinct lack of self-awareness.
Unless you are pile-driving a doctor, lawyer or someone else similarly well-positioned who has a child or two, your courtship with a single mother is a financial drain on you just waiting to happen. A woman with a child who really thinks she just wants a boyfriend is bad enough, but single mothers are greatly—if not entirely—motivated by the admitted financial security that a new partner provides.
The single mother craze is just the collective self-delusion of has-been women with kids, backed up by a sympathetic cultural narrative.
It is designed to assuage the hurt they feel at being upstaged by packs of new, frequently younger or better-looking nubile girls that men really want to claim.
They can lacquer it up all they like with the feeling of finally having that “special someone,” yet the deep-seated function matters a whole lot more than the convenient excuse.