Single women dating divorced dad

As a single dad wading back into the dating pool, Daniel Ruyter was surprised how many women lost interest when he revealed, always in the first conversation, that he had a son."At first I took it personally," said the Orlando, Fla., information technology analyst, who was 32 when he divorced and got joint custody of his then 5-year-old son.

"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.

It is quite a while now that you have been a committed single dad.

Naturally during this time, all your focus has been on your kids – getting them ready for school, making them dinner, helping them with their homework and the rest.

If this continues to happen, the child will be hurt as well as the father.

I would strongly advise not to get involved with the children unless you and this guy are serious.Proceed with caution Whether divorced, widowed or never married, single dads have to date with care.That means telling a date immediately, alongside name and occupation, that you have children, and gauging early whether she respects how much time you spend with them, Fisher said.A man with kids has a lifetime obligation to those kids, and they will require his love, attention, and money.If you find you don’t like to share, or you just don’t like kids, that’s fine — it’s better to know this and avoid dating men with children, rather than put yourself in a situation that isn’t fair to you, him, or the kids.

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