My husband and I are part of the fastest-growing demographic in the US -- the blended family.So it makes sense that there are many women (and some men) curious about my marriage.Because when it comes to having a relationship with a man who has kids, you’ll need to follow a whole new set of guidelines.To help you maneuver your way through this scenario, we asked experts and people who’ve been there for tips on the best way to date a dad. “If he doesn't make his kids a priority, that's a major red flag for me,” says single-dad dater Susan Avery, 35, of New York City.
There are a lot of ways that you could react to discovering that he has children, but if he truly is the man of your dreams you should be able to have a relationship with him and with his children.
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He has an impressive-sounding job, a summer house by the lake, a nice car in the garage... Yes, you’re dating a divorced dad, and he’s a tricky species indeed.
His father hasn't been involved in his life, so aside from my father and brother-in-law, he has no male influence in his life.
Even so, I've learned through trial and error it's best to leave the kids out of the equation, at least in the beginning of a dating relationship.
This could be as infrequent as answering her occasional phone call to regularly making plans for pick-ups or drop-offs and filling her in about anything that happened when her kids were at your place.