Next, know that they may not be as available as you want them to be.
Most single men have only two things to worry about. Single fathers have an infinite list of things to worry about.
But if you have your eye on one, there are a few things you should know about them. First, you should know that he’s going to talk about his kids. I know, I know, the conversation should be greatly focused about you, him, and both of your awesomeness on a first date, but you have to understand that single dads live and breathe their kids and their kids’ happiness, so give him a minute or twenty to get it out of his system.
On that same note, single dads may not get back to you as quickly as you like. If you always need a text back within 30 seconds, a single dad is not right for you.
If you need a text back within three hours, a single dad might not be right for you. If you need a text back the same day, a single dad might not be right for you.
Sometimes, it just doesn’t happen and it’s not because we don’t want to. As much as he’d like to, he may not be able to get completely lost in twitterpation over you.
It’s because between homework, and stories, and karate lessons, and parent teacher conferences, and mandatory work meetings that go late, and shopping, and cleaning… He may not be able to spend every waking moment with you.
Because of this, finding a potential partner to have a serious relationship with was not a priority for me until about the time I began dating my last girlfriend.
We started dating casually, but we fell for each other hard and fast.
They may have some ketchup or other undistinguishable stains on their sleeves that they didn’t notice. This is totally normal and something you will eventually find to be very sexy. Raise their kids, and maintain a home, and support their families. Trust me, they don’t want to be and they did their best not to be, but there is just not *quite* enough time in any day to get it all done.
If you find value in Single Dad Laughing, will you (pretty please) consider donating a buck each month to help me cover the server expenses that services like Ad Blocker have made impossible for advertising to cover? If he starts telling you about the bicycle technique that works wonders for child constipation, trust me… Next, you should know that single dads may show up not completely groomed. Their facial hair may be longer or thicker or less-shaven than they usually like.
Either make it easy for them and tell them you appreciate environments that leave you fearing for your health, or invite them to your place for a snuggle and a movie.
Trust me, they could use a home away from home for the evening.
And they will probably have ketchup stains when they show up there, too.