Ask SingleDad is the Single Parent Dating Advice section on SingleDad. This week, one of our members asks about his internet dating adventures and wants to know how far is too far to travel for love? Have love, will travel. Read more…
Ask SingleDad: Have Love, Will Travel
Single Parent Dating Advice
Ask SingleDad is the Single Parent Dating Advice section on
SingleDad. This week, one of our members asks about his internet dating
adventures and wants to know how far is too far to travel for love? Have love,
will travel. Read more…
Dear Ask SingleDad,
I am a 35-year old Divorced Dad with a 5-year old daughter.
I have been divorced for over a year now and my custody schedule is stable and
predictable. I have a good job and an amicable relationship with my ex. I have
been internet dating for the past three months and I have recently changed some
of my profile settings. One of my main single parent dating questions is about
the travel. I have recently met a woman that I am interested in; however, she
lives over an hour away. I have already been on three dates with her and the
drive is killing me and I don’t know what to do.
I am sure this has happened to some of the other SingleDad
members; I am just having a hard time coming up with the right words to break
it off or rationale to keep doing this.
The last couple emails I received from this woman are tempting
invitations for a sleep over, but I’m not sure that it’s a good idea,
especially if I am thinking about the long term.
Any suggestions and advice you can offer is appreciated.
Justin, Los Angeles
I can relate to your situation and I am guilty of the same
crazy, "Have love, will travel" syndrome. In fact, I dated a woman for quite
some time that lived about an hour away and I kept telling myself on every
drive home that I was crazy… Once I got to her home, I always forgot about the
drive, and only on my way back home; I remembered how dumb I was for not
finding the words to break things off just for logistical sakes. Anyways, love
is blind, deft and dumb at times and there is no simple answer to give you
other than me offering you a few questions to ask yourself:
Do you have a reliable car that can take the miles, wear and
Can you emotionally afford the time and distance between
Can you alternate visits and have your date visit you?
As you stated earlier, you are still very young in your
Divorced Dad Dating life. Maybe changing your profile settings back to a
shorter distance will afford you the attention of another woman who is closer
to home. Los Angeles is a big city and knowing LA, there is always traffic and
lots of time spent in a car driving from one place to another.
Good luck Justin and keep me posted.
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