TIP 1: Make sure you are both aligned to what you want.Even though he said he wanted kids, I could tell half way through our dating that things had changed, and I ignored the signs.
If our income and financial situations had been similar, we wouldn't have had this problem.
DATING MISTAKE 5: We spent very little quality time together.
Also, most weekends he wanted to see the children, which meant that there were weekends that we spent apart as I had other commitments. I wouldn't have expected anything less, but it definitely put a spanner in the works for us to just enjoy our time.
Now if he doesn't have kids, then still be present to this situation as in our modern day life, spending quality time can be challenging.
DATING MISTAKE 4: Chose to be with someone who financially was in a very different situation to me.