Dating a single parent when you don’t have children of your own can be tricky. Some people are not accustomed to adjusting their lives around tiny humans. My friend Dana said that she was drawn to Rick because he seemed to be such a great Dad. He was present in the lives of his two daughters and made it clear to her that they were his priority.
When Rick shared with Dana the reasons his marriage ended, she was surprised to hear him talk about what an awful husband he was. He told her that being a Father to his daughters came more naturally to him then being a husband to his wife. In other words, the qualities that make him such a great Dad are not necessarily relevant to being a husband.
That is an interesting idea. I have always thought that if a man was a good father, he would likely make a husband who is loyal, protective, and kind.
Do you think that the husband and father roles are so different? Do you believe the same applies to women? A nurturing and kind mother can also become a good wife? What qualities would be most important to you if you are looking for a husband/wife and mother/father to your kids?
By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog