Dating A Divorced Dad: Tell Tale Signs?

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Dating a Divorced Dad is different. Whether you are a newly single mom or just a single woman looking for dating and relationship advice; SingleDad can offer you dating advice. This month, a single woman wants to know if there are any, “Tell Tale” signs when dating a Single Dad.

Divorced Dad Dating Advice: Tell Tale Signs?

Dear Ask SingleDad.

My name is Jaymee and I am a 37-year old Woman. I wanted to
get a "Male Opinion" on Single Dad Dating. I have been divorced for over 2
years now and I seem to gravitate towards dating Divorced Dads. I don’t have
any children, but would consider having one and being part of another family
with a SingleDad. So my question is this: Are there any
"tell tale" signs that a divorced dad shows when he is not interested in me?

I started dating a Divorced Dad for about 6 months and I
really like him. However, he has a habit of "jumping in and out" of my life and
I cannot nail him down on any firm commitments. There always seems to be a
reason for his lack of scheduling time to be with me on a consistent level. He
has a daughter who is 12 and I have met her a couple times and we seem to get
along fine.

Give it to me straight; do I dump this guy or stick around?

Jaymee, San Diego Ca.

father and daughter

Hi Jaymee,

Not all men are created equal when it comes to emotional
communication. Some guys have an easier time sharing their feelings than
others; while some guys just fade away and come back whenever they choose. In
your case, I want to offer the Divorced Dad the benefit of the doubt. As a
Single Parent Dating, there are a lot of variables that one must manage.

First is the family schedule. Child Custody is a priority and
your guy might not have his custody schedule on a consistent basis. Another
variable is trying to balance career and a new social life. The transition from
married to divorced and a single parent is a challenge. In my case, it took a
couple failed dating experiences to realize that I was a poor communicator and
lost out on some great relationships with ideal women such as you.

My advice is to give this Single Dad a chance. On your next
date, ask him if he needs space. What "space" means can open up a conversation
that both of you can share how things are going between the two of you. If he
does not ask for space, then seek the opportunity to ask for a more consistent
dating schedule where you both will make time for each other on a set day and
time. If he agrees to the space, then sometimes you just got to cut your losses
now and seek the one that understands your wants and needs.

Good Luck and Stay Classy San Diego!

Richard JaramilloRichard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com,
a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children.
RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents
“Make Life Happen…Again!”

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Richard “RJ” Jaramillo, is the Founder of SingleDad.com, a website and social media resource dedicated to single parenting and specifically for the newly divorced, re-married, widowed and single Father with children. RJ is self employed, entrepreneur living in San Diego and a father of three children. The mission of SingleDad is to help the community of Single Parents “Make Life Happen…Again!”