Ghanaian actress Joselyn Dumas reveals why men don’t date single mothers

Joselyn Dumas

Joselyn Dumas, a Ghanaian actress and TV host, candidly acknowledges the challenges single mothers encounter when reentering the dating world.

Joselyn Dumas recently posted a personal story on her YouTube channel about a friend who was hesitant to date a lady with a child.

He was concerned about taking on parental responsibilities for a youngster who was not his biological child.

Dumas argued that this perspective contributes to the challenges that many single mums suffer in seeking love partners, as they frequently encounter biases based on their parental status.

In her words;“We have our kids as single mothers but we still want to be happy. We still want to date other people.

“Let me tell you why we don’t go out and marry. I spoke to a friend of mine here, Anthony. He said, ‘Me, I will never be with a born one’.

“His reason was, ‘Why would I come and raise somebody else’s child? That’s not my bloodline. He doesn’t have any trace of my DNA in him. Why am I going to now help someone’s bloodline grow? What about mine?’

“And I said to myself that this is the reason why a lot of single mothers are single with their children,” he said.

She also questioned the differing views towards adoption, stating that nurturing a non-biological child should not be seen differently.

“I asked him, ‘What about adoption?’ And he said that’s different. But if you ask me, it’s not that different,” she said.

The actress emphasized that single mothers frequently raise their children alone out of obligation and necessity, not a choice for a solitary existence.