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With their childcare responsibilities, they tend to have limited availability and be prone to cancelling on short notice.
Divorced dads I've dated have bailed on things from Saturday night movie plans to major events in my life when babysitters backed out or their exes called for last-minute back-up.
The first lived out of town — at the beginning of January, we were talking about him planning a trip to visit me in New York later that month.
He then told me that with his son's hockey schedule, the earliest he could get to New York was April, and he'd decided that his visit — and dating me — wasn't going to work after all.
Some guys milk their divorced-dad-ness in their profiles, flaunting lots of pictures of themselves with their adorable offspring, and some show no signs of being a parent, only to confess it on the first date as if it's a secret to hide.
Earlier this year, I went on a date with a guy who, practically before I sat down, blurted, "I'm divorced and I have two kids!
Meaning: While some women may consider it a liability, being a divorced dad is a big plus for me.
And while divorced dads have legitimate childcare responsibilities, it can sometimes feel like they're using their kids as an excuse to keep me at a distance, or end the relationship altogether.
In the past year alone, I've had two guys tell me that between their demanding jobs and their children, they didn't have time for a relationship.
And dating one can feel like I get to play grown-up in their presence, too, like maybe their adultness will rub off on me.
And, as fathers, they know how to care for another human being!
Coming out of a marriage that didn't work, divorced dads have been through tough times.