Dating single dad daughter
Post-divorce, my daughter and I have become very close and have developed an amazing bond—this is true love!
Call this a rebound phase, if you will: I didn’t think about all the things that I wanted in someone, what’s important and what’s not—I just jumped in because I was lonely. I didn’t give myself enough time to heal and to first learn how to make myself happy.
Given that my first marriage ended five years back, I have several dating experiences as a single father.
I realise that it’s not as easy as dating as a regular single guy—there are a lot of different considerations.
If the relationship turns out to be for the long haul, I definitely want my daughter to look up to this woman, and see her as a positive influence.
It’s not the easiest thing to learn, yet this kind of self-awareness comes hand-in-hand with learning to love myself. After the divorce and at certain times during my last relationship, I was not in a good place, mentally speaking. However, what pushed me forward was my strong desire to be the best dad in the world, so I sought people to talk to.
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