Dating a divorced man with grown children

She has some real concerns about how the relationship is going and wanted to hear from my perspective the true dynamics of what she's experiencing.

Let me first say that I'm not a relationship expert. I’m nothing more than a dad who has walked an interesting path on my way to raising two wonderful kids.

It is not rare to see a younger guy and an older woman date and have a very intense sexual and romantic relationship, which defies the traditional “older man, younger woman” set-up that we are used to seeing. First, the fact that such a dating situation is still somewhat taboo makes is all the more enticing and exciting.

Many younger guys are driven to women who are 10 years older than they are or more, as these women are often more confident and more sexually driven and passionate than the younger women.

Having dated a divorced guy, I can speak from experience of what 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.

DATING MISTAKE 1: I ignored the signs of his opinion on kids.

I’ve had some real life experiences regarding this topic and I've learned somehow to navigate my way through the circumstances.

Not long ago, I had a household of 2 - just my daughter and me.I recently received an email from a female reader seeking my input on a situation that she's dealing with.She's a single woman without kids who's dating a divorced dad with a daughter.TIP 1: Make sure you are both aligned to what you want.Even though he said he wanted kids, I could tell half way through our dating that things had changed, and I ignored the signs.

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