“It seems to me that most men are not sure or aware of the current situation so once they know you have a child or children they think it is too complicated or messy to try to start something new,” she said in an email.She added, “I have respect for the men who can remain objective about certain circumstances and choose to explore other people and themselves.” Lynn Huson, of San Clemente, says that her dating life was only hampered when her child was younger and suggests that at that stage it might be better to see someone with kids of a similar age.Plan accordingly.” Zoosk’s relationship expert Joan Barnard explained that single fathers tend to possess traits less prevalent in childless younger men, ones that single women often find attractive.“A single father isn’t just going to be looking for a beautiful partner,” she says.Greg Hardesty, of Silverado Canyon, who has been a single father for 14 years, sees an age-based bias rather than a gender-based one. without kids don’t want to date a guy with a kid, in my experience.” He added that women in their 40s, however, may be more receptive to the idea of taking on another man’s children, as they could be past the age of having children on their own.According to Hardesty, having children while dating does have at least one definite benefit: “I think the reason women prefer to date men with kids is,it makes the men seem less creepy,” he says.I adored everything about him, even how he smelled (like pine trees and lemons).The sound of his voice on the phone still makes my heart skip a beat.
He proudly declared that he would be a bachelor forever. Throughout my 20s, when I'd feel hopelessly rejected from another failed relationship, there he was, showing me that single life was enjoyable and freeing. He was teaching me to focus on my own aspirations and goals—that living "selfishly" can be a deliberate and liberating choice.
“He’s looking for a beautiful person, a good influence on his children.
He’s going to be looking for a more serious partner, not a casual relationship.” Marriage and family therapist Janice Christensen, who is based in Orange County, noted that although most women want their own biological children, they find that the experience single fathers have raising children can be an added bonus.
However, new studies have found a certain factor might put a man at an advantage: children.
Zoosk, a dating website, conducted an analysis of over 2.4 million of its participants’ conversations and found that single men with children receive 22 percent more first messages and are engaged in 8 percent more deep conversations than those without children.