With each child comes hundreds of preoccupations and worries that will steal their attention and ability to spend as much time with you as you or they might like.
Where you may be wanting two or three nights a week, they may at best be able to give you one.
Sometimes, it just doesn’t happen and it’s not because we don’t want to. As much as he’d like to, he may not be able to get completely lost in twitterpation over you.
It’s because between homework, and stories, and karate lessons, and parent teacher conferences, and mandatory work meetings that go late, and shopping, and cleaning… He may not be able to spend every waking moment with you.
We suggest keeping in mind these 5 points for single dads heading into the dating scene. If telling your kids the truth about what you’re doing would be too much for them to handle at this time, then this might not be the time to start dating.
Dishonesty is never the right way to handle difficult issues with your children. Kids are very nuanced when it comes to observing relationship cues. This list is a help and so is common sense, but nothing beats talking things over with a trusted friend.
And 2) even if their kids aren’t there, they know that at any given time it looks like an A-bomb went off in their house.
No matter how you slice it, dating as a single dad is tricky business and there’s no easy route.
Consider this a “how to date a single dad” advice list. He’ll eventually realize he’s doing it and the conversation will then become first date appropriate.
But if you have your eye on one, there are a few things you should know about them. First, you should know that he’s going to talk about his kids. I know, I know, the conversation should be greatly focused about you, him, and both of your awesomeness on a first date, but you have to understand that single dads live and breathe their kids and their kids’ happiness, so give him a minute or twenty to get it out of his system.
Beautiful things that make dating a good single dad so worth it.
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