So they buy them gifts, take them shopping and really stretch the limits trying to impress them. They might readily accept the gifts but might not so readily accept the new person.
I was a single, self-employed, full-time dad with a growing, impressionable daughter.
I desired to be in a relationship that could lead to marriage but I was in no rush to do so because I knew the devastation that can occur when marriages don't quite work out.
I'd rather be single for the rest of my life than to get married and end up going through another divorce. My divorce ended 9 years ago and as I mentioned, I got married just over 2 years ago. Throughout that time I dated a bit and I learned a thing or two about the unique issues that one encounters dating as a single dad.
I wrote Now that I've given that background on the journey I've taken, let me share with you a bit of what I conveyed in my response to the woman who emailed me.
Remember that the man isn’t the only one affected by the divorce – the kids are too. Give him time to balance being a dad and a date: For many men, the experience of dating while being dads is very new. When I dated, that was the exception – not the rule.