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Dating a Single Dad: Everything You Need to Know

by The Editors

With Father’s Day only a few short weeks away we couldn’t help but shed some light on our single dads out there! Like any single parent – mom or dad – there can be challenges, but there are plenty of rewards. Dating a single dad can be a great experience and if you’re in the dating pool you will more than likely encounter one along the way. So what do you do and how can you make this a memorable experience for you both? Whether you’re a single mom or a woman with no children, we think this article will be great for you. Additionally, we’ve included some amazing gifts you can share with your beau any time of the year.

Most single dads when dating is looking for a serious relationship. They want something stable as they are looking for a routine that includes both them and their child/children. It is unlikely that a single dad is only looking for a good time unless he is still having relations with the mother of his kids. In this case, we will write a separate article on how to weed out those men. But for the most part, if they’re honest and true, a long-lasting relationship is on the menu.

In this case, you should understand that their children are a significant part of their lives and thus, they will come with ‘baggage’. Where there are children, there are co-parents. A man looking to start a new relationship with you has in some cases moved on. Sure, they had children and were once romantically involved, but that does not mean she is a threat to you and your relationship. In cases like this, it is important to keep your insecurities and jealousy in check. Men are expecting the new woman in their life to feel a bit insecure because that is normal, but taking things overboard can be a huge turn-off.

Single fathers, like single mothers, have a schedule to adhere to and thus sometimes plans may change – it can be last minute or days ahead of time. Be understanding of this and cherish the moments you do spend together without calling to question the times you don’t. Single parents have to work, indulge in their hobbies, and co-parent.

Things can change at a moment's notice and if they are a good and present parent, the world does not revolve around them. The child will come first, without a doubt because they are dependent on him. As an added benefit most single dads have acquired a great deal of wisdom and know what it takes to be aware of other people’s needs. You’ll probably find he’s very patient and understanding of your emotions.

One thing we hear a lot is that most men have a low emotional IQ. Another benefit to dating a single dad is that emotional intelligence is often more important than intellect. A good father has a special skill set of sensitivity and perception that enables him to read emotions easily. He’s probably attentive and self-aware. These high-value qualities are almost rare in single men. But some single dads simply do not fit the bill, we do not want you thinking or believing that every single dad is a prize, because some, simply aren’t.

A good father will most likely want to take things slow, appreciate him for this, and take this time to get to know him. Listen keenly to what he says and how he presents himself. Do not be blinded by his looks or fall for any sweet words, invest your emotions wisely and if you like what you see and hear, show him some appreciation by surprising him with one of the great items on our list below. He will thank you for it.

Santorini Wander Bubble, Retail $120.00

The Bubble Collection

Dazzling citrus sunshine sparkles on Mediterranean waves, reflecting the brilliant blue of an endless sky. Juicy mandarin and sundrenched bergamot have an invigorating, emotionally uplifting effect. Salty breezes bear solar white floral nuances, an effortless clean and bright sensation. Touches of sea moss and vetiver capture the coastline.

Men's Discovery Set, Retail $80.00


An elegant presentation box containing six 2ml spray samples of current Amouage fragrances.

A curated selection of the most iconic Amouage creations, featuring Gold Man, Epic Man, Reflection Man, Interlude Man, Honour Man and Portrayal Man.

Mini Solar White, Retail $270.00


All Solios watches feature a state-of-the-art, invisible and incredibly powerful solar technology that allows you to charge your watch as you go about your day. Say goodbye to single use batteries!

Some Specs:

  • Movement: Solar Powered

  • Water Resistance: 30 meters

  • Glass: Sapphire Coated Hardened Mineral Glass

  • Case: 316L Stainless steel hypoallergenic case

  • Thickness: 8mm thin case

  • Reserve: 6 months power cell

  • Rechargeable: With natural and artificial light

  • Maintenance: No battery change needed (for ever)

  • Strap: Easily interchangeable straps

The Ranger, Retail $59.00


A conglomeration of our wallets, The Ranger adds even more slimness to the everyday wallet. The Ranger includes features we and our customers love, such as

The Monarch's pull tab feature, The Duke's leather cash strap, and The Baron's V-pocket design. A close brother to The Apollo, The Ranger makes it easy to access your everyday cards quickly. The leather cash strap holds several bills, and each pocket in the wallet is protected by RFID-blocking materials to prevent personal credit card information from being stolen.

Sedona, Retail $95.00

Remo Tulliani

Remo Tulliani is an accomplished designer, successful businessman, and author of the book Courting Kings. A true artisan, Remo has been working with leather goods and accessories for over 20 years. He’s curated the best materials, taking time to create timeless designs for Belts, Sunglasses, and Socks. Better means designed for style, not passing trends. Better means higher quality at a lower price. As a result, Remo Tulliani's accessories are able to stand to any challenge in terms of style and craft.

Vanilla Beard Oil, Retail $9.98

Striking Viking

Their beard care products ease the process of maintaining a healthy beard by softening and restoring the natural moisture to the underlying skin, which adds luster and shine and reduces itchiness and irritation!

Their oils are handcrafted with all natural and 100% organic ingredients which are easily absorbed, leaving your beard and mustache full and healthy. Their unique blend is specially formulated to promote beard growth, tame wild beard hairs and make your beard softer to the touch. Your beard will look and feel healthier all year long!

The Muscle Duffle, Retail $79.99

Groovy Guy Gifts

Here is the bag equivalent of that guy - strong, tough, versatile, ready for all occasions.

The Muscle Duffle works for anything, whether overnight, travel, gym, work, or sports. This tough bag features one large exterior pocket with a flap and 2 zipped side pockets. It has leather accents and brass closures. This cool man sack also comes with an adjustable should strap and features two handles with a leather connector for easy carrying. It will last a lifetime for that guy that will put it through the wringer. The bag also features 2 convenient carry handles, an adjustable shoulder strap, and leather zipper pulls.

O Short, Retail $69.00


While not part of their weighted G-Collection, the O-Short is a workout staple you’ll want to wear on repeat all week long.

The magic is in the woven fabric, which is stretchy enough for squats and chair pose yet durable enough for crunches on hard gym floors. Wear it over the G-Tight one day, and pair it with one of our G-Tops the next.

Scielo NY Blending Kit, Retail $90.00


Get ready to be your own winemaker by creating a unique red blend from our Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot.

Their kit comes complete with curated video guides featuring our winemaker to help guide you through the activity. Remember, there’s no “right way” to blend, so have fun and make as many combinations as you’d like!

Matcha Maker Starter Kit, Retail $299.00

Cuzen Matcha

The Matcha Maker Starter Kit comes with everything you need to make authentic matcha at home. The machine is designed to store, grind and whisk their organic leaves for the highest quality matcha. Cuzen includes three, 4 gram-packets of their Matcha Leaf Blends so you can sample each one before subscribing or purchasing more. They also send a booklet with operating instructions, tips, farm information and recipes to get you started on a daily ritual of freshly-ground matcha.


Because it is time to give back all the love and protection your dad or husband makes you feel, get him this bold Men's Leather Bracelet with Oval Name Beads from JoyAmo.

A black stainless steel men's bracelet is a great present for Father's Day, his birthday, or an anniversary. A men's black bracelet leather can be great for the birthday of your grandpa or for your brother. JoyAmo Jewelry has the best leather bracelets to let him know how much you care.

You can customize this leather men's bracelet stainless steel by choosing the color of the leather band (black, brown, or blue) and you can add up to 10 engravable name beads.


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