Dating an only child girl
This tends to lead to intense parental relationships, either positive or negative, that can look downright freaky to the rest of the world.
It was tough as a kid seeing all of my friends with siblings, and even when they complained about having to share, a part of me envied them for having a partner in crime. I can’t speak for all only children but I was raised to be very self-reliant.
Okay, fine, maybe the bad press about only children and sharing is true (i.e.
I may have selected my college specifically because I didn't want to have to share a dorm room).
From my mother and uncle's perspective, dating an only child is challenging because of the things I've listed above.
Let's turn the table and look at the same relationships from my father and uncle's wife's perspective...sometimes they have to hang out with people they dislike, sometimes they need to lend some of their family money to their spouse's sibling, they think one of their spouse's siblings is mildly a bad example for their children, if it was a family friend you would just not make the kids hang out with them but when it's family they do have a relationship as the kids want to see their relatives or run into them at family gatherings.