I dumped a childless woman a few weeks into a LTR because she made a comment that she hoped my “children don’t take up too much time.” Next. She was never going to understand that my kids come first.An added benefit of dating a single mother is the ability to share parenting advice, and outings with all the kids can be a blast. Understand why she is a single mother and this will give you a window into her character.Your role as a father is the most important at this stage in your life. As the kids get to be teenagers, resist the urge to vent to them about your dating life, this should be zero concern of theirs.
Remember, your kids are your first priority, your dating life comes after that. Calling her your “friend” just confuses them because they know there is more to it, kids are perceptive. If you’re not calling her your “girlfriend” then she doesn’t exist to your children.
She is a non-factor when you are with your children. There is only one type of woman who will really understand that your children are your first priority, and that is a woman with kids herself.
Tread carefully and take time to vet them properly.
A woman who walked out on her family to “find herself” will make a poor LTR.
As a single father you don’t have time to be indirect.