Dating the divorced

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!

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.And, as fathers, they know how to care for another human being!It's heartwarming to hear a man talk lovingly about his children, and gives me a glimpse into his caring, sensitive, and nurturing side.Yes, painful experiences, like going through a divorce, can make someone more compassionate and open them up.For that to happen, though, it generally requires a lot of soul searching, awareness, and work on yourself.

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