I guess sometimes Love really Stinks.
I don't think it's bad to have preferences. I am a single mom - not by choice/he died - but, many of my guy friends have massive apprehension about dating single moms. I completely understand their sentiment - it's a lot. before I had kids, I never wanted to date a guy with kids, generally because not only are you dealing with him, but his offspring and an ex (who may or may not be angry).