Well, there are a couple of things that you can do to get around this little issue. Now, no one is blaming their kids because they can't go out on dates. Not only is that wrong from a moral standpoint, but it’s just bad parenting if you think it’s your kids’ fault. You have to understand that you have a responsibility to your children and they should always come first no matter what. That doesn’t mean you have to give up dating all together, though. You can still go out and have some fun. You just need to know how.
The first thing you should do is try a babysitter. If you have a regular babysitter, then ask them if they can watch the children for you so you can go out for a date. If they have other plans, offer to pay them extra if you can. Usually the extra money will be sufficient enough for you to get your date planned out. Of course, that plan doesn’t always work out for you and you will need to try something else. You can always ask your family if they can watch your kids for you.
Grandparents love to babysit because it gives them the chance to spoil your children rotten and then send them back home. If you are lucky enough to have your parents living close by, you can ask them if they would be willing to watch the little ones for a bit while you go out. Resorting to family members for babysitting is a great way of letting your children spend more time with them as well. Everyone wins in that type of a situation. But what if you don’t have family nearby that can help or they just aren't able to help you out at that specific time?
If you can't get a babysitter and your family can't watch them for you, then you only have one option left. You have to figure out a date that you can include your children on and make sure that the person you want to date is willing to give it a shot. Not only will this give you time to get to know this person, but it will allow your children to get to know them better as well. Anyone that isn’t willing to go on a date with your children probably isn’t someone you want around them all that much anyway.