Why You Shouldn’t Write Off A Man With Kids

October 7, 2019  |  
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A friend of mine had a strict no-kids rule when it came to whom she chose to go out with. And now, she’s been happily dating a guy with kids for half a year. “What made you change your mind?” I asked her. She said he was A) very persistent and B) very insistent that his having children would not negatively impact what kind of partner he’d be. It turned out that not only was he telling the truth—being a dad doesn’t negatively impact what kind of partner he is—being a father even positively impacts what kind of partner he is. When women think of dating guys with kids, they just think that they’ll be busy and distracted. They fear there will be drama with the child’s mother, or that the kids will resent a new woman in their dad’s life. But it’s not always like that. Here are reasons you shouldn’t write off a guy with kids.

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He may be better at time management

Busy people are actually the best with time management. Single men with few responsibilities can be terrible at time management. They call you on Friday night to see if you want to go to some show the next day and then—whoops—they realize tickets are sold out. They hadn’t even looked into that until that moment. Dads have to be very good at time management. They’re great with logistics. They will make clear plans in advance with you. They have to, in order to make their lives work.

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