Suddenly, in the midst of great conversation, he blurted out a stream of disjointed sentences. In Aaron's mind, a seemingly endless and awkward pause ensued before Natalia smiled and said, "Aaron, I know you are a single dad, I read your profile." I've heard this scene play out a few dozen times over.
Aaron, a single dad of two, wondered if an extra two would make three a crowd for his date, Natalia, a single woman with no kids. I'm a dad of two." Natalia recoiled a bit, mostly due to Aaron's instant change in behavior from clever and cavalier to uncomfortable.
Many single parents feel that they are dating not only for themselves, but also for their children; they seek to find a loving partner a good role model for their children.
Other single parents feel that the parenting side of things is already under control; they simply seek a relationship with someone who understands the commitment of parenthood.
After all, your time is precious and, if you are going to balance work and family demands with dating, you want the people you meet to be worth it.
In other words, if you are a single parent, you’re far from alone – there are thousands in the same boat, many of whom are looking for a committed relationship with a partner who understands their situation. Yes, the game is played slightly differently when you start dating after having kids, but it is still the same game. Oh, and this is just one of the familiar "fumbles" a single parent can bring to the dating field.Whether you're a single dad or a single mom, dating and parenting both make demands on your time.To do both successfully requires a balancing act - one that is made easier to juggle when you can connect with others who have similar relationships and lifestyles.