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Dating guy with kid

These days, with the divorce rate hovering close to 50 percent, the likelihood of dating a man with children is pretty high.

I’m not looking for a father for my daughter (she’s got one of those already), I’m just looking for a partner for me.

If you’ve ever had the responsibility of taking care of anyone's kids before, you know one kid is easier than three or four. A divorced dad with two year old twins has a lot more on his plate than a dad with a kid in college. Ideally, his parenting style will mesh with your beliefs about how children should be raised. The more parenting time a divorced dad has, the more his children will influence your relationship. Hopefully, the single dad’s ex will be a reasonably nice person and he will have a good relationship with her.

On the other hand, there are some benefits to younger kids: if your relationship turns into marriage material, you can bond more with younger children and play a stronger parental role in their lives. His kids are either angels, or they're total brats. There’s a difference between a divorced dad who has full custody, and a divorced dad who only has his child during the summer. If the ex is difficult, this will cause problems down the road.

Find out what the best child care options are for you.

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So I left that detail out, and now I think I made a mistake. We’ve been on three dates so far, and each one has been better than the last.

We have fun, we laugh, and our conversation flows easily, except I know I’m holding something back.

Pre-mommy dating never required a special schedule and child care considerations.