Single dads confess the challenges, the joys, the heartbreak and all the good and not-so-good things they have discovered while dating as a single dad. See how many of them resonate with you!
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1.) Being a new dad is hard. Not every woman understands that my kids are not looking for a new mom. They have one. I’m looking for someone to spend time with.
2.) I’m a single father of 2. My daughter who is very young, just gave me the ok to start dating because she wants a baby sister. How cute is she!
3.) I’m a single dad and I haven’t met a woman that I’m attracted to that wants to date a dad. Why is it such a bad thing that my kids are a huge part of my life?
4.) I date women who say it’s great I’m a single dad until they realize I actually raise that child full time, then we no longer seem to date…
5.) As a single dad sometimes I think dating just isn’t worth it.
6.) As a single dad it baffles me that raising a child on my own benefits my dating status, while a single mom is looked down upon. News flash, we come with baggage too.
7.) I’m a single dad. I have high standards. For me to date you I have to see potential that you could someday be a mother to my girls.
8.) Dating as a single father is such a headache. At least I have my princess.
9.) I’m a single dad with a strong desire to date but an even stronger fear of missing time with my kid. #conundrum
10.) Being a single dad who works full time leaves so little time for dating. I feel like I may never see another woman naked. :/
11.) Being a single dad and dating is difficult. Women don’t seem to understand that my son comes first.
12.) I love being a single dad, but I’m starting to miss being in a serious relationship. I wish I could skip this dating stage and get right back into family life.
13.) I’ve found that being a single dad and having a great kid can be pluses when it comes to dating women who would otherwise be way out of my league.
14.) I’ve set my standards high as a single dad and I find myself making no time for dating. I haven’t had sex in 4 years. FML
15.) Worst part about dating as a single dad? Getting stood up when I already paid for a babysitter.
16.) It sucks dating as a single dad. No one wants to deal with the baggage. Just because we’re talking/dating/whatever, doesn’t make you my kids stepmom.
17.) Dating as a single dad blows. I have to say things like: No you can’t meet him until we’re serious. No you can’t come over while he’s sleeping. Yes him mom and I are close because WE’RE RAISING A CHILD.
18.) Being a single dad to a three-year-old girl makes dating super hard.
19.) I’m a single dad. One time a girl I was meeting for the first time told me she wasn’t interested in dating me because she didn’t want to be a stepmom. I wanted to say “You should be so lucky.”
20.) The truth is I get more sex now as a single dad than I ever did when I was married.
21.) Apparently my biggest flaw when it comes to dating, is that I’m a single father with full custody.
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