This is what people mean when they say "it's a package deal."These days, with the divorce rate hovering close to 50 percent, the likelihood of dating a man with children is pretty high.
If a guy says he has kids don’t let it put you off dating him. They know that life is too precious to spend it playing video games or noting down the class types of passing trains. As the Ancient Roman poet, Virgil, famously said ‘love begets love’. They won’t tell fart jokes to your parents but they might want to play on the swings at the park!
Think of it as getting to know 3 basic facts about a person before you decide to express interest - 1.
[Feb 2016 Update: Dating a Divorced Dad – Version 2.0 Updated] Let’s Hook Up, Wait. We’ve both got some history under our belt, kids, and some requirements for what’s OK and what we simply won’t ever do again.
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.
Date a single dad and you can unashamedly visit theme parks, go to the zoo, slide down slides and sit on Santa’s lap.