“You’ve got to be prepared to deal with and interact with her regularly,” says Rhonda Findling, author of .
This could be as infrequent as answering her occasional phone call to regularly making plans for pick-ups or drop-offs and filling her in about anything that happened when her kids were at your place.
He has an impressive-sounding job, a summer house by the lake, a nice car in the garage... Yes, you’re dating a divorced dad, and he’s a tricky species indeed.
Then we had one, two, three children and somehow bringing tiny little people into the mix didn't make our relationship any easier, didn't help us find a common ground and get along smoothly.
[Feb 2016 Update: Dating a Divorced Dad – Version 2.0 Updated] Let’s Hook Up, Wait. We’ve both got some history under our belt, kids, and some requirements for what’s OK and what we simply won’t ever do again.
(Red Flags, we like to call them.) As we navigate “dating” again, we quickly realise the rules are very different.
You don’t have to be bosom buddies, but you should be able to get along and be willing to communicate when it relates to the little ones. “Children shouldn’t be involved in parental dating until you’re really serious and it’s a committed relationship,” says Gilda Carle, Ph. “Children become easily attached, and you don’t want to disappoint or hurt them if things don’t work out.” A single dad who adheres to this really cares about his kids and isn’t just casually bringing women in and out of his children’s lives.
Since he’s already got a child (or two or three) that he’s busy with and responsible for, he may not want any more.