10 upsides to dating a single dad

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Having kids changes a man – almost always for the better. If a guy tells you he has kids, don’t let it put you off dating him. Instead, focus on the role his little ones have had on shaping him into a more rounded, generous person

1 He doesn’t waste his time – or yours

His time without kids is precious, so he wants to make the most of it. Wondering if he’s into you? If he’s choosing to spend his free time with you, it’s a pretty good sign he is.

2 He’s patient

It’s all a part of being a parent, but it’s also a very useful personality trait when you’re trying to get to know each other during the early stages of a new relationship.

3 He knows what really matters

A single dad knows that a date may eventually play a part in his child’s life, which is why he values qualities like loyalty and commitment far above superficial ones in a potential partner.

4 He’s interested in what you have to say

Let’s be honest, little person chat can be a bit boring, so don’t be afraid to talk about grown up topics like current affairs, pop culture, or whatever else is on your mind – preferably over a nice ‘big person’ meal or a glass of wine.

5 He’s good with kids

Okay, it’s obvious, but you don’t need to wonder if he’ll be a good father. You KNOW he is.

6 He has a great sense of humour

Dad jokes. Enough said.

7 He can adapt

Even the most macho dads can be tenderhearted nurturers when the situation calls for it.

8 Single dads can fix things

As fast as kids (or anyone else) can break them.

9 He’s emotionally mature

Nothing helps someone “grow up” faster than having to take care of a small human being.

10 You can be a kid again

Date a single dad and you can shamelessly go to the zoo, visit water parks, slide down slides, and sit on Santa’s knee. OK, maybe not the last one.


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