The modern dating world is so different to what many of us were used to.
Being part of the Dad Network there’s a number of single dads on there that really stuggle with Dating and finding suitable partners. Some of them have been years without a dinner date or a meeting with the opposite sex.
So, I’ve decided to compile this guide for dads who want to get involved in the modern dating world. Some of this advice will apply even if you’re in a relationship or married (like me). So listen up! We need to do more to enjoy and make the most of dating experiences. Check out this guide to dad-ting for the ultimate modern dad!
Online dating may seem alien to you, but it’s what all the cool kids are doing these days! Everyone is looking for someone, and online dating has made it much easier to find the right sort of people. You might be surprised to learn that 1 in 5 relationships these days start online. So, you have to understand that it doesn’t have the stigma it once did. People used to frown upon online dating, but it’s become much more popular and mainstream in recent years. If you are looking to date again after a long time out then online dating is definitely the choice for you. Don’t be scared of the uncertainty involved in online dating; everyone will be feeling the same. Make sure you choose one of the more reputable online dating sites, like Match.com, if you’re concerned about the success of free sites.
Take Things Slow
If you’re having dates with your partner, then you can do whatever you want. But, if you’re just starting out in the dating game you need to take things slow. It could wind up being a fair few dates before things start to progress. It’s important to make sure you take your time though. If you start trying to move too fast these days, you will scare people off. Taking things slow and step by step is the best way to enjoy modern dating. And you need to make sure you do as much as you can to take your time and enjoy the experience. There are so many things you could opt to do when you go dating. So it’s important that you try to have a bit of variety, and try out something different each time.
Put the Kids First
When you start dating someone, you need to think about your kids. If you have children, this is a big step for all of you. You have to make decisions with your children in mind always. Putting the kids first makes things much easier in the long run and saves problems from occurring at a later date. You’ve got to consider than anyone you might be dating will also, eventually be meeting your kids. So they need to be the right kind of person to be around your children. And they’ve got to be someone who is happy to take on the responsibility of dating a person with kids. This is a big step, and a lot of people aren’t cut out for it. It’s also important to make a decision about when to introduce the person you’re dating to your children. Don’t rush this because the last thing you want is for your kids to bond with someone and then have that person leave. It’s not fair for the children, and that’s why you have to keep them in mind all the time.
Dating a Foreign Citizen
That is someone who isn’t a citizen of the UK. This is where you need to make important decisions about the nature and future of your relationship. If you want to commit got one another and take things more seriously, then you should get married. This is, of course, a big step, and one you have to be ready for. It’s also important to look into spouse visa requirements if you want to start a life together in the UK. Dating someone who is foreign is a great way of experiencing other cultures and ways of life.
Keep the Romance Alive
It’s important to look for ways you can keep the romance alive. If you have need together for some time it’s important to look at how to keep things exciting. The romance can wane and die out sometimes when you’ve been together a while. So, you have to make sure you don’t get bored of one another. A good tactic I can suggest is making sure you try new things as a couple. That means you need to look at firsts for your relationship. Start going out and doing more stuff together, and try to make sure you do things you’ve never done before. This will help to keep the romance alive and bring that spark back for you both.
Have Date Nights
Something I would strongly recommend is trying to schedule date nights on a semi-regular basis. This is where you set aside an evening where you go out and have a date, just the two of you. Find a sitter for the kids, and make the most of the time you get together. It’s really important, and a great way of reminding you why you still love each other. In fact, you don’t even have to go out. It’s perfectly possible to enjoy a date night to remember at home. It’s simply a case of planning and deciding what you’re going to do when the time comes. Having date nights is an important part of the relationship process, and it’s crucial to make time to do that.
As you can see, there’s a lot involved when it comes to modern dating. So you need to make sure you do as much as possible to understand how that works. Use my guide to help you get to grips with modern dating, and improve your experiences.