Dating as a single dad
We don’t know how your date’s going to go, but we do have a few ideas to make sure you don’t crash and burn on the dad end of the equation.
No matter how you slice it, dating as a single dad is tricky business and there’s no easy route.
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.
Being a dad doesn’t always come with the exact family configuration we thought we’d end up with going in. Regardless, they’re dads all the same, and it may come time to start dating.
No matter how old your kids are, heading out on a date is inevitably going to come with complications.
You see, a good father offers everything a woman who truly wants to be loved could desire, yet because we have children, you too often run away.
I smile back, wondering if it's me or my son she sees. My anxiety keeps me from making such attempts, but I want to. It is what it is; at least that's what I tell myself.
Hopefully it's both of us; I mean we are a package deal. I think about it, a bit longer than a moment, and regret it a little as we leave the store. Well, the truth is, life is not a television drama and this assumption is inaccurate.
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.
Derek Maul is the author of five books, a nationally recognized men’s resource, a committed encourager, and a pilgrim in progress.