9 Tips For Dating As A Single Dad
Wether you’re recently divorced or have tragically lost a partner, going back into the dating world as a single dad is no easy feat. The post 9 Tips For Dating As A Single Dad appeared first on Her Beauty.
Wether you’re recently divorced or have tragically lost a partner, going back into the dating world as a single dad is no easy feat. Between figuring out how to balance your time with your kids or successfully co-parent with an ex, going on dates can seem like a terrifying prospect. But focus on excitement over fear – this is a moment of rebirth and new beginnings to celebrate.
1. Bond with your kids to make the path for dating easier
Even if you feel emotionally over your ex, make sure that you’re spending time to get to know your kids better. Prioritize bonding time with them – as a single dad, it’ll feel very different than when you were part of a unit. By getting properly reacquainted with your kids in this stressful time for everyone, it’ll make the transition easier when you do start seeing someone, and not make them feel like they’re being neglected. You might have lost something, but they did too.
2. Don’t talk smack about your ex
Post-divorce, it can be kind of cathartic to vent about your ex. Just make sure that you don’t do this with the women you’re going on dates with. Additionally, your kids will treat people the way they see you treating people. Generally, just don’t speak poorly about women! See things with a glass half full mentality and grab the day with optimism, rather than being a complainer.
3. Don’t bring home the one night stands
If you’re finding your mojo again and are finally getting intimate with a new partner, that’s awesome for you! Just make sure not to bring casual dates back to the house. If you can actually see a future with the person that you’re dating and can envision them being a step-mom to your kids, that’s the time when they’re ready to come home. Children take things to heart, and will get confused if you keep bringing home new people. Use your better judgment, see what the future with a partner could look like, and if it all checks out, a sleepover is ok.