So I’ve been a single dad for almost two years now. I feel like I need to go put myself out there again but I’m worried that most women will just walk away when I bring up that I already have a son. Would any of you care to share some experience on what it was like returning to dating after having a child?
I found dating again nerve wrecking as my self confidence had taken a battering whilst living with my now ex.
I joined an online dating site and chatted to a few people online before meeting anyone in person. I arranged a babysitter so I could go on a few dates.
My view was if the other person didn’t like the idea of me having a child they were not for me.
I have been on and off internet dating sites for the last 20 years. Most ask you if you have children, and if they live with you FT or PT. That means that people self eliminate so you’ll only hear from people who re Ok with your parenting set up. I have never found it difficult to get dates, and have made some brilliant friends, and had some lovely relationships as a result. Put yourself out there and I’m sure you’ll find someone lovely as a result. There are lots of single mums on dating sites, and another single parent will certainly get that your kids come first, and be flexible enough to understand that. The great thing about internet dating just now is that you have time to get to know someone gently before you rush to meet up. My advice would be to not hold back, and go find the love you deserve.