With its awesome parks, children’s museum, zoo, and family-friendly farmers market, Portland is a great city to be a single dad.But no matter where you live, single fatherhood has its struggles.There’s no benefit to rushing into dating before you’re ready.However, it’s important to think of your answers to these questions, among others, before you start.
Find an employer that lets you work flexible hours and who measures your accomplishments by what you get done, not how many hours you spend at the office.
And when you do manage, there’s the guilt for spending a Friday night out instead of with your kids.
Then there’s the question of when to introduce a love interest to your children, and if your partner has kids, introduce the kids to each other.
And in the meantime, make friends with the other single dads at the park or join a single parents Meetup group.
It’s good to have social interaction and support from people who understand your experience.
You have to be a well-adjusted parent to raise well-adjusted kids, after all.