Dating for single fathers can be tougher than those that don’t have children. Some women, not all, will get scared away by a guy if they know that he is a single father, especially if he has the kids full time.
This is something that you are just going to have to work with. Not all women like dating guys that are single fathers for multiple reasons. So here is my guess at it.
They don’t want to feel like number two. They may seek more attention from you than you will be able to offer them. They know that you aren’t going to be able to go out with them all the time, as there will be days and nights that you will have to stay home with the kids.
I have found that the younger the woman is the less likely she is willing to date a guy with kids. That doesn't mean that you should give up hope though.
Some women don’t want to deal with the drama that you may or may not have with your ex-wife or girlfriend. Age may also have something to do with women not wanting to date single fathers, in my opinion. The younger you are and the younger your child is, the harder it’s going to be to find someone that will accept you and your child.
Advice for Single Dads that Want to Date Again
Be straight up. If you take part in a free online dating site, make sure that you state that you have children. This may scare some women away from contacting you or replying to your messages…but it will save you loads of time in the long run.
Contact other single women that have children. Chances are if you are communicating with single mothers, then they are not going to be scared away by you just because you are raising you children. You two already have a lot in common, especially if you and her, along with her children are around the same age.
Where Else Can Single Fathers Meet Women?
Not to sound out of line, but what about the daycare or school that you children go to? There’s bound to be some single mothers around there. If you have a young child, take him or her to the park. That’s another place that is crawling with single mothers.
Bottom line is if you are in your twenties and are trying to date again, don’t keep it a secret that you are a single father. There are plenty of women that are out there that aren’t scared to date a guy that has children. Just keep trying and keep your head up, and remember that your children are always top priority and don’t let anyone ever tell you otherwise.
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