It's tempting to out on your game face for your boyfriend's kids, especially if they are young.Presents, treats and fun outings can be great ways to bond, but don't go overboard.Even if you know this woman was the cause of the divorce, you need to be sensitive to the face that she is the children's mother, and it's never your place to undermine her in this role.
Just because he has kids doesn’t mean he can’t be “the one.” Here are 15 reasons to date a single dad: 1. There’s no guessing if he’ll be a good father; you KNOW that he is. He knows how to be patient, gentle and encouraging. (French-braiding a 6-year-old’s hair is tricky.) 3. Nothing helps someone “grow up” faster than a dependent child. He understands his role as a leader and role model. Dads are protective and create safe environments for their loved ones. You wouldn't want the father of your children to brush them off for someone outside the family, so don't take it personally when he has to cancel because his kids are sick or he has to go to a ballet recital.No matter what your boyfriend has told you about his ex wife, you should never repeat it in front of the children, even if he does.In the end, dating a man with kids can be really challenging, but also rewarding.You're not just helping one man—you're helping an entire family.With each child comes hundreds of preoccupations and worries that will steal their attention and ability to spend as much time with you as you or they might like.Where you may be wanting two or three nights a week, they may at best be able to give you one.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.