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 zephyr57
Joined: 11/21/2012
Msg: 1402
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I have my girls part time (ex won't give them up any more than that).
2 girls, 1.5yrs and 4.5yrs old.
 StrykinOut
Joined: 12/18/2012
Msg: 1403
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Posted: 2/11/2013 12:09:25 PM

how do u full time dads ever find time to date?

Like seriously?

I'm interested in a guy, we're friends for now, but I would like to date him except he's soooo busy! And he's a full time dad with no help from the mother!


Babysitters. I have Grandma and my older daughter, as well as several friends with whom I reciprocate - yours can do a sleepover on Friday and mine will do one on Saturday, trade-offs like that. It might take an effort, but people can usually find a way to make times for their priorities.
 Temptation7
Joined: 8/30/2012
Msg: 1404
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Posted: 2/12/2013 6:37:29 PM
I'm a full time single mom dating a dad whos kids don't live with him but is a full time dad.

It is great that they understand when and why you can't do things but it's hard when you can't be a part of their lives because their kids don't accept you. I guess what I am trying to say is it's great dating a man with children if you are also a priority in his life and not an option.
 ChgIsGood
Joined: 3/13/2011
Msg: 1405
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Posted: 2/14/2013 7:47:57 AM
Full time dad of my three children. Been this way for three years now. I can't imagine not having them with me.
 cissybell123
Joined: 1/31/2013
Msg: 1406
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Posted: 2/16/2013 4:17:48 PM
I prefer to date full time single dads. I'm a single mom and like another poster on here said, its easier because they "get" the whole single parent thing and you can relate to each other so much better, have more things in common etc. Plus it is very attractive to me to see a guy who has stepped up to the plate for his kids and it tells me they know how to put someone elses needs before their own-they're not selfish! :)
 Wireburner
Joined: 6/15/2012
Msg: 1407
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Posted: 2/17/2013 9:31:19 PM
Nearly every forum topic to deal with single dad that I come across have at least one, if not several women proclaiming their admiration for, and profound attraction to a father with his child(ren).

Why is that the women I meet in real life have much the opposite viewpoint? Even single mothers seem to think it's taboo to date a man who has his kid, but perfectly acceptable or preferred at times, to date men who have a great deal less involvement with their sometimes multiple children.

Has any other single dad ever gotten this? "I want to meet a guy just like you, who doesn't have any kids"
I would have rather been slandered for my teeth, my tattoos or my taste in music...
 BanksO1
Joined: 4/2/2012
Msg: 1408
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Posted: 2/18/2013 7:19:37 AM
Yep.


8&10 year old boys.
 Iflylow79
Joined: 1/31/2013
Msg: 1409
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Posted: 3/1/2013 2:02:34 AM
You are not the only one. I am as well and I love it. Stay strong.
 keshababy
Joined: 12/15/2009
Msg: 1410
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Posted: 3/1/2013 2:43:53 AM
I find its hard to come buy single Dads, which is very sad because I would love nothing more then to find someone who understands what I'm going through, and will just be there, as I for them. Single Dads are amazing!
 keshababy
Joined: 12/15/2009
Msg: 1411
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Posted: 3/1/2013 2:49:41 AM
That's amazing that's makes me so happy, to here that there are really good single dads out there I was really starting to wonder.
 drpark67
Joined: 1/30/2011
Msg: 1413
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Posted: 3/18/2013 7:22:20 PM
Been one for 14 months. Women flock around when I take her out and about, but never seem interested in dating. My life is calm and stable perhaps women just assume the worst things?
 Saltybreezetoday
Joined: 2/27/2013
Msg: 1414
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Posted: 3/19/2013 2:10:53 PM
I have been a single father since my daughter was 15 months old and she is 12 now. Piece of cake..lol. We have only seen her mother about 4 days in ten years.
 number1wicked
Joined: 1/4/2007
Msg: 1415
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Posted: 3/19/2013 2:49:11 PM
hi, im a fulltime single dad, i fought tooth and nail, and i do not care if dampens my chances of having a relationship,

i get far less replies from ladies now that the single dad is on my profile
 number1wicked
Joined: 1/4/2007
Msg: 1416
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Posted: 3/19/2013 2:52:52 PM
its good to hear that, x
 Mikeandyoumaybe
Joined: 7/4/2012
Msg: 1417
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Posted: 3/20/2013 10:01:14 AM
Full time single dad here son is 23 daughter is 16
 LuvADKs
Joined: 8/31/2011
Msg: 1418
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Posted: 3/20/2013 3:36:17 PM
Can't remember if I posted to this thread before. Been a single dad since '99. My 4 kids ranged in age from 12 down to 6. They are all adults now but the 2 youngest live at home; they are going to college/trade school.

My view on single dads - if you are the custodial parent of young kids, most women will not touch you with a ten-foot pole. Being extremely good-looking or wealthy will swing the odds in your favor however. (or so I'm told; I have no first-hand experience LOL)
 semisweetchoc
Joined: 12/21/2008
Msg: 1419
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Posted: 3/20/2013 3:45:34 PM
I agree with Kesha- it is hard to find single dads who are interested in dating. I suppose it's just like any other guy, but some don't want to deal with scheduling and making time to go out. I would have to make the time to go out and so would he, but if it doesn't fit his schedule, that's it. So far, haven't found one who was interested in working on it. Too many say they are focused on the kids. That's great, but then why on a dating site and looking for dates, etc. Oh well. *shrugs*
 LifeisaGrandAdventure
Joined: 3/19/2013
Msg: 1421
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Posted: 3/27/2013 3:02:45 PM
Nice post, you explained well what a lot of women are thinking when it comes to dating a single guy with one or more kids. It's possible to over think it though and if you like a guy then just date him and get to know who he is first (as he shouldn't be bringing the kid(s) into the picture for awhile).

If you want to meet a guy with kids -- be the one to first email him online. In real life, see the guy at the supermarket that is buying food with/without his kids and the type of food he's buying (kids stuff - I mean what guy is going to be buying Pediasure or CapriSun packets or SpongeBob Cheez-its???) and is not wearing a wedding ring. See if there's a single parent Meet Up group in your area. All some guys need in real life is just a bit of assurance from the woman that she's attracted to him -- a quick smile, commenting on something he's wearing, etc. The ball is really in womens' courts these days as most guys don't have the nerve to approach women they don't know.

Personally, I think dating online is like fishing -- for guys, we post our profile (fishing rod) and bait (emails to women we find appealing for whatever reasons) and then hope some will bite. However, because there are thousands of fishing rods in the water and each fish getting dozens of emails), it's unlikely for most average joes to wind up with a bite and reel in Ms. Wonderful. It happens, but rarely. Real life, on the other hand, is like spear fishing, You jump in the water, go deep, and spear the fish you want from hundreds below. Instead of competing with thousands of guys for your lovely eyes, you are (for the moment), concentrating on me. Gives me the chance to see if we click or not. So real life works better in the long run but online dating gives the illusion of having so many "available" - yet so many postings are old, or users that don't bother to read emails anymore, already involved with someone, or just has the profile up to give themselves the assurance they're still desirable to the opposite sex.
 WolfsKnight
Joined: 3/3/2013
Msg: 1422
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Posted: 3/29/2013 10:37:31 PM
Full time single dad, my son is 3 my daughter is 4. I didn't realize how many other dads there were like me until I came across this site. Like you I was starting to think it was just me!
 basspl44
Joined: 3/2/2013
Msg: 1423
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Posted: 3/30/2013 8:30:22 AM
there are a lot of us out there. Iv had my daughter full time sense she was in the third grade. Not always alone. I don't know why the single dad thing seems like a big deal to some. I think it shows a huge comment to doing the right thing.
 Colin.Mitchell
Joined: 3/19/2013
Msg: 1424
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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:05:18 AM
I am a full time single dad here with a beautiful 7 yr old and 9 yr old twins. It is awesome.
 Colin.Mitchell
Joined: 3/19/2013
Msg: 1425
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Posted: 4/2/2013 5:07:48 AM
If you guys think it is hard being str8 try being Gay. It is so hard to find any relationships.
 Magical789
Joined: 4/22/2010
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Posted: 4/4/2013 9:48:12 PM
I would totally date a single full time father as I am a single full time mother if I were to ever find one!!!
 mrgiggledaddy
Joined: 1/2/2013
Msg: 1427
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Posted: 4/4/2013 10:07:50 PM
for starters. dont treat him any differently than u would any other single guy u have an interest in. ive known quite a woman that treat single dads differently. like were handicapped or something. alot of the time ur dealing with a guy who has his head on straight and his priorities in line. hes just lookin for the rest of his puzzle. namely u.
 filmbuff1969
Joined: 1/11/2013
Msg: 1428
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Posted: 4/5/2013 2:03:14 AM
Full-time dad here. Raised my boys on my own since they were 3 and 4. They are now 18 and 20. I have not been in a relationship for the last 15 years as I wanted to give my children 100% of me during that time.
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