Sunday is Father’s Day! I have been playing Luther Vandross’ tear-jerking song, Dance with My Father all week. It is one of my favorite “Hallmark” days because I am a self-proclaimed Daddy’s girl. I was picking out cards this week and got all misty-eyed and emotional just reading the sappy words. If that doesn’t make me a Daddy’s girl, I don’t know what does.
I love him not just because he has “kept me off the pole,” I love him because he is a cool dude. It seems that the older we get, the cooler he becomes. Nothing fazes the man, I admire his pragmatic approach to life and love. I really believe he is part of the reason why I am so resilient. I still feel the dating disappointments when they happen but I bounce back. I get up and dust my ego off and I keep it moving. I do this without slashing tires or destroying property. Daddy raised a classy broad who likes her freedom.
I have always heard from men that being a Dad really changes their lives. Their outlook on life shifts and things become richer and you gain clarity. Men, is this true? If you are the father of a daughter, did it change your perspective about women? Does it change how you date and relate to them too?
I have found that dating single Dads can be a really rewarding experience, especially when the man is mature and responsible. Men with children have to be very careful about what type of woman they bring around their kids. It just won’t work if they are dating a self-absorbed, demanding woman who has to be put first in everything. I have seen a lot of women blow their chances with single Dads because they start off being so pushy about quality time.
When a man has custody or shares custody with a child, he obviously can’t be at your beck and call. Why would you want a man at your beck and call, anyway? It’s important to be understanding and flexible. I believe it is all worth it to compromise! Guys, do you have any other advice to women who date single fathers?
What are you plans for the upcoming weekend? I know it’s only Thursday but I can’t wait to get the weekend started!
Happy Father’s Day to all our wonderful Fathers on the blog. Thank you for being a DAD!!