Childless women dating single dad
As the words tumbled from my mouth, all three gave me ‘the look’.
I knew exactly what they were thinking, as I spoke about my newfound love interest, and him bussing the file that he had a kid.
As I sat with my closest girlfriends on our routine girls’ night out (GNO) one Saturday evening, the suspense at the table didn’t go unnoticed.
They are called personal preferences for a reason and we don’t need the approval of anyone else when it comes to what we like.
He’s a fantastic and committed single dad who has his 5-year-old son 50% of the time; he and his ex-divorced several years ago.
She has struggled with addiction, thus making co-parenting a bit of a struggle at times. He’s truly wonderful; he’s kind, thoughtful, treats me with so much respect.
However, don’t be too quick to toss out that cute dad’s phone number. 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.
Each divorced dad is different, and you may find one you really connect with. 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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A man with kids has a lifetime obligation to those kids, and they will require his love, attention, and money.