Dating a single daddy
It would take a very special person to want to put up with everything I was putting out. He's patient, understanding, kind and best of all, puts up with me.To illustrate how dating me was no easy task, I jotted down a few "Tips to Dating a Gay Single Dad": 1. It's important that we are dating for the right reasons. And when it comes down to it, what more could you really ask for? Through that experience I realized how high-maintenance I had become. Not since being closeted do I remember being so conscious of my public displays of affection. It's a transformative experience that may test your gay sensibility, but also opens a whole new beautiful world.I realized that dating me would be a measure in patience and adaptability. If we only get together once a week, it's not because I am not interested -- it's just that there aren't enough hours in the day. I just don't want the neighbor kid telling my son whom I am dating. And lastly, about two years ago I did meet an incredible guy who loves me for who I am.
My priority was to take stock of my situation and figure out how I was going to proceed with my life -- adjusting to being a single dad. Not necessarily interested in finding a new life partner, but more interested in finding some companionship.
If you've spent any time on dating apps, you know single parents make up a significant percentage of users. Whether recently divorced or just busy with parenting, lots of moms and dads don't have the time or inclination for a serious relationship. Sure, there are lots of ways to date seriously and slowly integrate a new partner into a child's life.
But what if you're looking for something more casual?
Generally speaking, the guys who wanted to date were younger and more free-spirited. Many guys are not used to being in a relationship where they are not the focus of attention. He's important to my kid and therefore important to me. Much of what the travel industry markets to our community isn't on our family bucket list. As you can see dating is a bit different through the lens of a gay dad.
The dating scene taught me a lot about our community as well as a lot about myself, and what I needed and wanted. In addition, as a gay man I know the benefits and importance of also taking care of myself -- like the flight attendants say, "Put your oxygen mask before helping others." 5. Gay culture allows for great relationships with your ex but the kid factor takes it to a whole new level. There are so many reasons why not to date us but I believe that there are even more reasons to give it a shot -- but of course I am not very objective.
A complex amount of planning -- and often a fair amount of money -- went into making that particular night possible." -- "A guy I was hooking up with suggested I could be 10 minutes late to pick up my 3-year-old from daycare.