Stefan Simonovic*

These days, being a single parent is a difficult challenge, however, being a single gay parent is something not a lot of people can manage. Gay dads are facing a lot of problems on a daily basis. They are being discriminated and harassed for having a different sexual orientation. Also, a lot of people don’t like the fact that gay couples are allowed to adopt kids and be parents, so they express their disapproval by discriminating gay parents. That said, it’s easy to see why most homosexual dads have a hard time when it comes to finding a life partner. A lot of them have to use online dating because a gay dad dating site is the only place they can safely express themselves and state their intentions. Dating as a single gay dad is rather difficult and that’s why we decided to provide you with a simple dating guide that will make your love life more enjoyable and successful.

Be Honest About Your Life Situation

If you are a single gay dad who is looking for a life partner, you probably think that you have to lie to your dates in order for them to like you. To be perfectly honest, in some cases, this is the right strategy. However, if you want to find yourself a person who will accept you and your kid, you simply have to be honest about your life situation. Look at it this way – if you choose to lie to your date, you will be able to enjoy a few weeks with them before they find out that you are a single dad. Once they find out, they will be angry at you for lying to them and they will leave you. On the other hand, if you choose to tell the truth on the first date, a lot of them will reject you, but eventually, you’ll come across a guy who will accept you and your beloved kids.

Don’t Take Rejection Personally

As we said, a lot of guys won’t be comfortable with your life situation, which means most of your dates will reject you when you say that you’re a single parent. Some of these rejections will be very cruel, but you must not take them personally. These guys are afraid of commitment, which means that there’s nothing wrong with you. So, if a guy turns you down just because you have a kid, don’t question your qualities and things you have to offer. Simply move on with your life and start looking for a new date.

Introduce Your Kids to Your New “Friend” in an Informal Manner and Avoid the “Boyfriend Label”

If you’re brave enough, you will find yourself a great person who will love you for who you are. However, the fact that you two love each other doesn’t mean that your kids will accept your new boyfriend, and if that doesn’t happen, you will probably have to break up with him. Therefore, in order to avoid this unwanted scenario, we suggest you introduce your kids to your new boyfriend in an informal manner. Don’t organize a special dinner during which you will present your new partner to them. If you do this, your kids will think that they have no say in choosing their new father and they will probably reject him. That said, you should organize a casual picnic with your kids and best friends, and invite your new boyfriend. However, make sure you introduce your lover as your new friend. This will provide your kids with an opportunity to meet your new boyfriend in a casual and informal setting. At the end of the day, they will be very impressed with your new “friend” and they will probably accept him as your life partner when you tell them the news.

*Reposted with permission