They would often prefer to have you all to themselves because they will likely have the most vivid memory of the life you had with their father.
Even though they know that relationship is over, they will find it difficult to visualize you with another man. The risk you run with younger children is that they will form an immediate attachment.
You don't want to get involved with a man who has negative feelings about children.
All men will have some reaction that may seem a bit odd, but that is not the same as having them say they hate rugrats and would never have them in their home.
You can certainly choose whatever is comfortable for you, but if you take this slowly you lower the risk of emotional backlash from your children as they adjust to your new life.
Keep in mind that they may feel threatened, fearful that they could lose you to this new suitor or that the new man will change the rules of the family.
A few years ago, I started cracking jokes regularly about hot dads.
Then when I met a charming, handsome dude with good taste in music and tacos at a secret Santa vinyl swap party last winter, I started dating one.
Here are five mistakes to avoid when dating a divorced man.1.
Having dated a divorced guy, I can speak from experience of what not to do and the mistakes to avoid if you do decide to go down this path with a divorced guy, especially if they have kids.
However, the first 6 months there were a lot more hurdles to overcome, which led to the relationship breaking down.