What I'm trying to say is this: Prioritize the things that are important to you in a relationship, and then keep those in mind.
It's good to hold the guy you're dating, single parent or not, to high standards—he should treat you well and make you feel good about yourself, yet it's not good to throw away a healthy relationship because you expect to have a monopoly on his free time or expect his kids to adore you immediately.
“Dating single dads” may not be on your bucket list, but it turns out that single fatherhood is a mental shortcut to learning desirable traits about a potential new man.
As any of the 272,000 followers of the Instagram account “DILFs of Disneyland” will tell you, there’s just something about a man with a baby.In fact, the data analysts at behavioral matchmaking site Zoosk recently learned that single dads receive 22% more first messages than those without children. And when you bring single parents, their former partners, and their children into the mix, things get even messier.But that doesn't mean that every attractive single dad you meet is off limits!They’re patient and kind, says Barnard, plus they’ve learned to be selfless in having to care for someone else.
The potential drawback, of course, is that a partner won’t always be able to be the center of attention. ) “I think that anyone could be attracted to a single dad,” Barnard said.(Don’t worry, we can blame our subconscious next time we ogle a young dad in the baby food aisle!) Plus, we have very real evidence that another woman pre-vetted him and decided his genetic material was worth passing on.If you're not someone who's really comfortable or familiar with children, don't pretend to be!If he's a keeper, he'll be patient with you and let you get to know his kids at your own speed. They'll probably be able to tell you're trying too hard.Dating a single dad will not be for everyone — but that just means more for the rest of us.