This applies more to those who date loving, responsible fathers.
By this I mean that it does not apply to those who date men who have children and essentially disregard them as they enter new relationships.
Avoid the extremes when meeting the kids: When a dad has been convinced that a new love is a “keeper”, inevitably he will introduce her to his kids. These are: trying too much to impress them; and becoming their competitors.Most women who date a dad would like to know that their kids like them.Some go to great lengths to sway the kids towards them. Their affection is not easily won – and it certainly cannot be bought.Remember that the man isn’t the only one affected by the divorce – the kids are too. Give him time to balance being a dad and a date: For many men, the experience of dating while being dads is very new. When I dated, that was the exception – not the rule.When someone new comes into the picture, they can easily resent that person because they view her as a replacement for their mom in their dad’s life. They’ve gone from simply focusing on their household and careers to now also focusing on a new relationship. I had to learn to make someone feel special while having my primary focus on my daughter.