Some men even look a little war-torn and beaten down when they talk about their divorces.
I've made sacrifices in my life to be a writer — namely, financial. I like a lot of things about my apartment, but it feels like maybe a step and a half up from a dorm, with nary a picture hanging on the wall or throw rug on the floor.
For the past 11 years, I've lived in a small studio apartment that I initially thought of as a temporary place to park until I bought a brownstone. Divorced dads have real, grown-up responsibilities. They've likely lived in fully decorated homes, even if they don't at the moment due to a post-divorce transition.
And the idea of being a stepmom someday keeps that door open.
But for all the pluses, there are some very real downsides of dating divorced dads.
The reality is, unless I meet someone really soon, and very quickly figure out that I want to have children, it might not happen.
But I don't necessarily want to close off the possibility of having a family altogether.
Telling your kids you are dating isn’t an easy thing to do for any divorced dad or divorced mom.
It’s very stressful, due to the uncertainty about how each one will react.
Of course, I probably subconsciously extrapolate this to mean that he will know how to take care of , as taking care of myself is another part of being an adult that I struggle with. I love kids and love being an aunt, but I'm not frantically chasing my ticking biological clock.
I don't feel the absolute need to have kids the way some of my single friends who have pursued artificial insemination because they they want to have children with or without a partner.
"While some women may consider it a liability, being a divorced dad is a big plus for me.