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Are You A Divorced Dad Dater?


For most of my dating life, as a childless woman I dated men without children. At one point in my life I swam exclusively in the dating pool of divorced dads (DDs). This made me a Divorced Dad Dater (DDD). I love DDs because they always make sure you've had enough to eat and gone to the bathroom before long car rides. To me, they're more colorful than single men, navigating sanity, maturity and alimony coupled with the juggling capabilities and flexibility of a Cirque de Soleil performer. My first date with a DD usually begins with his "last marriage soliloquy," delivered with a frown. I ask to see a photo of their kids, and his face transforms into beaming delight as he proudly shares their names and ages. Also, when I see children's faces I get an idea of how pretty the ex-wife is. I ask DDs questions about their kids, because how they treat their children is a lesson in how they'll treat their dates (me).

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