Dating divorced single father
What is never seen is how much they want me to find happiness and love, and how easy they make life for me most of the time.
Yet still, I am viewed as the hot guy with baggage, especially to women who don't have any kids.
If they took a little longer look they'd see something different.
They see all the great qualities they want in a guy are in me, because I'm a dad. Women want a man who is caring and compassionate, yet strong and courageous.
If you meet a guy you like and he has kids, here are some things to consider:1. Ideally, his parenting style will mesh with your beliefs about how children should be raised. Most of his time is devoted to his kids — and you must respect that.
The number of kids he has will affect your relationship BIG TIME.2. Once you meet a divorced dad’s kids, pay attention to their behavior. Some kids will be slow to warm up to you, and even the sweetest kids have bad days and can be bratty or cranky at times, but beware of children who disrespect you or their father, or who show consistent behavioral problems. The more parenting time a divorced dad has, the more his children will influence your relationship. Unless the divorced dad is a widow, all children come with a mom.
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Not long after I did, would come that ever burning question, “Wait, you're 31 and you have an 11 year old? Suddenly the conversation stops, and they disappear. There goes another potential match off into the potential match graveyard that has become the list of contacts in my phone. I am the dad in Target, browsing the toy section with my 4-year-old as he tries to pick “just one.” I'm a little annoyed that he's taking so long, but so happy just watching him. “Picking out a toy is tough,” I say to him, laughing a little.
Crickets figuratively chirp on the other end of the line. Suddenly she walks by with her cart, and looks at us with a smile.
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The divorced dad doesn’t have to get along with his ex all the time, but if their relationship is rocky or she is a mean or difficult person, this can create strain on your relationship.