Dating a single parent father
Great news – you finally found a dang awesome guy who comes with a kick ass sense of humor, an irresistible sapiosexual quotient, and the ‘rare’ emotional maturity you’d been seeking all along. Trust me, most dads out there are interested in finding women who will enhance and enrich his kids’ lives. Dating a single dad is a different cross-sectional study in human nature where those normal dating rules do NOT apply.And what’s more, a sound job, a beautiful house, a nice car, and umm … And that means they are in it for the long-haul and will strive to make it work, albeit in a 60-40 ratio. And right before you go all in (for there are potential dangers), there are some things to consider: If you are a single woman dating a single dad: This will include a whole lot of things you might have to get on board with.A ready-made family might be hard to accept but this is what people mean when they say “package deal.” He loves and cares for others, not just himself. He wants someone who can be a good example for his kids, someone who values commitment and character and isn’t all about the shallow stuff.And you know he’s serious about you; he doesn’t just introduce anyone to his kids.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.
If he shares custody with his ex, he likely has every other weekend free. They are always in the picture and spontaneity becomes a thing of the past. And if those li’l chirpy people are always about him, there are high chances that the mommy is floating somewhere in the background too, right? Of course, there’s a flip side (like with everything else in life) and some of them might give you the feeling like they’re in it for picking a new mom for their kids at the supermarket and have an ingrained tact of wrecking it all – but how’d you know unless you gauge his ways of loving, his approach toward commitment, and his sense of responsibility, right?