We suggest keeping in mind these 5 points for single dads heading into the dating scene. If telling your kids the truth about what you’re doing would be too much for them to handle at this time, then this might not be the time to start dating.Dishonesty is never the right way to handle difficult issues with your children. Kids are very nuanced when it comes to observing relationship cues. This list is a help and so is common sense, but nothing beats talking things over with a trusted friend.Derek Maul is the author of five books, a nationally recognized men’s resource, a committed encourager, and a pilgrim in progress.He divides his time between writing and traveling to speak about the fully engaged life.We don’t know how your date’s going to go, but we do have a few ideas to make sure you don’t crash and burn on the dad end of the equation.
"I found it very arbitrary that before they got to know me, they had decided against me."But as Ruyter cycled through "close to 100" first dates and a few long-term girlfriends (a scheduling feat, considering half his week was devoted to his son), his romantic standards heightened in ways they may not have pre-fatherhood. Many women wonder why it didn't work out with their first go around or assume that they made a mistake in their past relationship.The truth is that most single dads are great dating prospects - keep reading to see why.Not to mention, you are both employed in some way or another and have a multitude of life, family and work commitments to work around. As your relationship grows you will become a priority, but when it’s new, you will be second fiddle to his kids.It’s hard enough to date as an “adult”, but throw in someone else’s child or children and, whoa! While dating, I met and spent time with a few single dads and some single guys with no children. And, if you are OK with that, and understand his commitment, he will respect you and be willing to give more of his time to you.