Dating a divorced dad

Of course, I probably subconsciously extrapolate this to mean that he will know how to take care of , as taking care of myself is another part of being an adult that I struggle with. I love kids and love being an aunt, but I'm not frantically chasing my ticking biological clock.

I don't feel the absolute need to have kids the way some of my single friends who have pursued artificial insemination because they they want to have children with or without a partner.

He then told me that with his son's hockey schedule, the earliest he could get to New York was April, and he'd decided that his visit — and dating me — wasn't going to work after all.

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For that to happen, though, it generally requires a lot of soul searching, awareness, and work on yourself.

Then there are the logistical scheduling challenges.

With their childcare responsibilities, they tend to have limited availability and be prone to cancelling on short notice.

Divorced dads I've dated have bailed on things from Saturday night movie plans to major events in my life when babysitters backed out or their exes called for last-minute back-up.

And while divorced dads have legitimate childcare responsibilities, it can sometimes feel like they're using their kids as an excuse to keep me at a distance, or end the relationship altogether.