Tips for dating someone with kids
When your friends and fam see you’re happy, they’ll come around (or at least get tired and shut up.)2) Expect the unexpected.Every kid has spills, gets in trouble, and causes a little chaos.F and I had an awesome date planned one night when S’s mom called and said he’d cracked his head open. And this is when we’re asked in advance; spur-of-the-moment plans are so stressful we usually don’t bother.Instead of enjoying dinner and drinks, F got to spend the night in the emergency room while I stayed home worrying about S. If you can’t roll with the punches, find another baby-less boyfriend. The exception being, of course, with others who have kids.
Think about all the events you RSVP yes + 1 to without even thinking. It’s better going stag at a wedding than tolerating hours of Disney channel thinking about the fun your friends are having.If your bf is sane, he’ll support you.4) Learn to bite your tongue.I am a proud partier, a lover of travel, and overall, a self-indulgent twenty-something year-old. When I started dating F, everyone warned me not to.I’ve never known if I wanted children or if I would ever “settle down.” Yet somehow, I’ve found myself dating a dude with a three-year-old. Over the past two years, I’ve had good times, bad times, and learned a lot along the way. People called me ‘mommy,’ expressed concern for my sanity, and told me I was ruining my life.So for you, dear readers, I have seven suggestions for a successful relationship with a single dad. Usually when I was out – sans F and S – at a party. Tip: Listen to their advice, but if it doesn’t resonate, ignore it.