Tips on dating a divorced dad
When I finally decided that I was ready to date again, I had this expectation that dating in your 30s was going to be just like dating in your 20s.Boy, was I wrong, and what a smack into reality I received!Here’s the deal, when you are a single woman in her mid-30s, with no children, pretty much every man you are going to meet, that is your age, and you want to date is going to have children.Not to mention, you are both employed in some way or another and have a multitude of life, family and work commitments to work around. As your relationship grows you will become a priority, but when it’s new, you will be second fiddle to his kids.
I wasn’t ready to share my life with someone and really needed the time to grow and figure out who I was, and what I really wanted in my life.
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.
And they will probably have ketchup stains when they show up there, too.
You see, to come see you, they had to feed their kids corn dogs for dinner because they were already running ten minutes late.