For single parents, the stakes are a little bit higher. You don't want to just bring anyone around your kids. You only want to introduce them to viable candidates -- people you can see yourself in long-term relationships with.
When I hear a 13-year-old girl at the grocery store say she won't ever get married because he will get her "pregnant and leave," we have developed a wall of improper misjudgment for any man of color she plans to forever date.
How many times have you heard someone tell you to be realistic? Those people you talk to about your plans to create a business or about a career or personal goal? Often times they are people who maybe mean well, but probably gave up on their own dreams and goals.