To that end, make sure that you keep your dating to nights when you don’t have the kids, so that they won’t be hurt or feel left out when they find out you have a date on the night they are staying with you.
As you can see, dating as a single dad comes with a whole host of considerations that don’t exist for those without children.
Read on for our expert-backed rules on navigating the dating scene while still keeping your kids interests at heart.
Rule #1: If you’re newly single, ease into it Remember, you’re the grown-up here.
If you treat women disrespectfully (even if it is just to joke how all women are crazy or all women only want a rich guy), you are instilling these harmful ideas in your child’s growing mind.
If you have a son, you will be teaching him to look down on women or to speak ill of them, and if you have a daughter, you are teaching her that it is okay for men to treat women poorly.
So, if you dated someone for two years, you should wait a year before settling down again.