Tips for dating a man with kids
He canceled the day of because his youngest daughter had hit her head and he’d spent the previous night in the emergency room.I totally understood why he had to cancel, but the situation also reminded me why he and I could never work and why I will never date a man with children again.Have you ever met the perfect guy and then – surprise! It might not be your intention to date a single dad, but this happens to many women – especially those who prefer to date older men.
Because adult relationships often take a back seat when children are involved, dating a father requires patience and understanding.
You may not be able to spend as much time with him as you would someone without kids – unless you decide to accompany him to his kids’ school and sporting events.
I would strongly advise not to get involved with the children unless you and this guy are serious.
Keep the relationship between the two of you, and when marriage becomes a consideration, have him introduce you to the kids.
Think of it from a child’s perspective: Dad has a new girlfriend for a few months and then she goes away.
I dated The Cop off-and-on for about six years and I have to admit that love kept me from realizing just how big a problem his children were in our relationship.