Last weekend, me and my 18-year-old son, who just recently enrolled in college, were having a conversation about dating and relationships. I would have never expected this from him in a million years, but along the way he started telling me how he is not interested in dating women here in our area due to the fact that he believes the majority of them are a total turn off and scare him due to their tendency of being immature, trifling, stuck up drama queens. He also told me that he wishes America could one day be like Canada, where prostitution is somewhat allowed. He confessed to me that if that was the case, he would rather hire escorts to keep him company to save up from all the trouble that an actual girlfriend would bring into his life.
I really fear that if he starts doing this, it might one day turn into a vice and corrupt his ability to fall in love and start a real relationship with someone sooner or later.
Now, throughout his life I only saw my son once every week. His mother and I got divorced when he turned four and unfortunately, I lost custody of him. I always suspected that the connection between him and his mother isn't good, and she is not the best person in the world. She constantly abused and neglected him while he was growing up and I’m guessing that this may play a major role in how he sees women now.
Anyways, as I mentioned earlier, this behavior of my son has been worrying me. As any parent I really would like my son to fall in love with a good woman someday, that can make he special and start a good family. But I fear that he will never accomplish this if this is how he sees women. So any advice on how I can help him change his views without harming him in any way?