If he does want to have children with you, are you worried that it won’t mean as much to him as it does to you, as a first-time parent? Did you envision motherhood coming later in your life?What will your role with his three children be and what are your thoughts and feelings on that role?You also want women to know you’re a devoted dad (it’s no secret chicks get hot for guys who are great with kids! It’s no surprise that so many blended families I know struggle with adjusting all parties to a home where everyone is suddenly expected to revolve around the new relationship. One dad I went out with nearly boasted when telling me about a four-month relationship that went sour because his girlfriend did not understand why he’d abruptly leave in the middle of dinner because his tween son would call, upset about some matter with his hockey coach.
I can, however, suggest some areas for you to explore as you consider your next steps.
And everyone has strong emotions and opinions about who is involved and what the outcome might be. Here are a number of dating “best practices” for single parents: 1.
Realize that you’re not just forming a relationship; you’re creating a family.
Get your relationship off to a good start by considering these common scenarios. Is it OK to meet him now or should I wait until I have a better feel for the potential of this relationship before making introductions? Most experts agree that you should wait until your relationship shows signs of becoming serious before making introductions.
Children (especially young children) quickly can become attached to someone new and, consequently, may be confused or hurt if the relationship ends.