Rules dating a single dad

After all, when children are involved, it’s not just your date that gets hurt if the relationship doesn’t work out.

is a book I wrote about my experiences in dating as a single dad.

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The common problem is meeting his children – specifically, why won’t he let her meet them, why he avoids, or goes hot and cold, about meeting them, and similar.

It seems for many of these women, meeting his kids is a really big deal. It’s a sign, a sign of interest, a sign of faithfulness, perhaps a sign of his love.

My advice to these women is often the same – patience and understanding.

Single parenting is complicated, especially for single fathers.

Sell all your stuff, join the peace corps and move to India. Put your stuff in storage, have granny watch your cat and backpack Europe for two months.

However, when dating a single dad or single mom, it’s best to take things a bit more slowly and deliberately.

Dating isn’t a race and children don’t understand people coming and going from their lives. Do their smiles make you smile and their giggles make you laugh?

Introducing them to people that are only around for a brief period of time in their (and your) lives will only create instability and instability is universally unhealthy for children of all ages. Let's be honest, if you don’t like children then you probably shouldn’t be dating a single dad.

A few key questions to consider if you're a single parent: This tip applies to both sides of the single dad dating equation.

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