Just remember these eight rules for dating single dads.Rule #1: Be Realistic You might be used to someone who only has you to spend his time and money on, but with a single dad, the situation will be very different. Try not to be too upset if he can't afford to take you on extravagant dates or he has to cancel because his daughter got sick.Rule #4: Be Yourself Generally speaking, you should never try to be something you're not.This especially applies when you're getting to know a single dad and his children. ” “Of course not, we’ve only gone out a few times.” “Then what did you do when the date was over? I asked them, “Girls, what did I do right when I was dating Karen?” “I walked her to the door, gave Karen a quick hug goodnight, put my hands in my pocket and walked back to the car. ” They told me what I did right from their perspective, and also what I did wrong.Don’t feel that you have to tell them the personal details, but let them know your fears, hopes and dreams.
Expectations, however, set you up for disappointment, and they blind you when you've got something good.If there are information gaps, they will fill them in with their imaginations.And quite often their imaginations can be pretty bleak, especially if they are influenced by the horror stories of some of their friends or — even worse — the media.Let them see you hang out on a sofa andwatch television.Sweats, stocking feet, throw pillows, blankets and popcorn while you watch a movie are ingredients of typical family life.
Rule #3: Don’t Overstep Because his kids are important to him, they should be important to you, too. If he's divorced and not widowed, chances are his kids still have a mother who is very involved in their life.