The term "girlfriend" does not necessarily imply a sexual relationship, but is often used to refer to a girl or woman who is dating a male she is not engaged to without indicating whether she is having sex with him.
Kids can be great bonuses to meeting someone new and they can also be nightmares just as easily.
If your kid has daddy issues, as in wanting you to stay alone in hopes of your ex coming back into your life – then go ahead and skip the introduction to the new guy.
If you have good rapport with your child, have regular talks with them and they respect you, then it is important that you get their approval.
The single parent dilemma is felt the hardest by the children, and as a product of such a household I am lucky enough to have this insight in my dating life.
Both forms of "girlfriend" and "girl friend" are used by different people to mean different things.
For example, when the term "girlfriend" is used by a girl or woman about another female in a non-sexual, non-romantic context, the two-word form "girl friend" is sometimes used to avoid confusion with the sexual or romantic meaning; however, this is not a rule.
Many believe that female friendships bring drama, and that it's just easier to be one of the boys.
But, as a man dating one of these guy's girls, it can be tough to handle sometimes.