Originally Posted by MonoVCPHG
Oh..yeah, I realize I am not a woman.
Same here. =P But it could work the same way for 2 males in the relationship. =P
Personally, I'd rather not be called dad unless it was actually my child. Either biological or adopted. If I went into a relationship where there were already children, I'd prefer to just be called by my real name. I've only been in one relationship where a child was involved so far and he wasn't even at speaking stage yet. But his real father didn't really want anything to do with him. So I think, if I'd have stayed in that relationship long enough, I might have gone through whatever it took for him to legally be my kid. But I feel that would have been different than if the father was actually a part of the relationship.