Dating men with young children
Let your boyfriend introduce you as a friend and build toward sharing your romantic involvement.
And once the introductions have been made, get ready for some family-friendly activities.
Wondering how many women in his age range would consider having a long term relationship with him? GF doesn't particularly like 'em, doesn't want her own, ever (it would surprise me if she ends up being a mind-changer on the issue, from what I know of her, but she's young, so who knows).
His current girlfriend is very admittedly NOT a kid person (neither, it should be noted, is my SO's dad, despite fathering four of them - his second marriage soured when his wife, who had been of the "I don't want kids" camp during their dating years switched gears after they got married and decided she did).
Not to mention the children’s museum doesn’t often make it onto the date night hot spot list for guys without kids, and spontaneity is almost certainly a childless concept.
GF tolerates the little girl, but only in small doses, and isn't especially warm to her or incredibly tolerant of basic little kid stuff.
Kids can form attachments quickly, which means the man you’re dating has to tread carefully, advises the American Academy of Pediatrics on their website
His children require stability and bringing home a different woman each week to meet the kids can drastically upset that calm.
If you’ve never visited an indoor playground before or had a slumber party with 8-year-old girls, you’ll have plenty of opportunity for some childish fun now.
However, you might not be the kids’ new best friend overnight, says in "Dating After Divorce." How and when a child lets down his guard is a unique transition, so be prepared for some resistance and try not to take it as personal rejection.
But the salient issue for me is that he married a much younger woman when he was around 50.