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"Every kid I interviewed, at least those 10 and older, told me a story about how their dad had this person stay over and they were supposed to believe she was sleeping in a separate room," Fisher said.Leave the sneaking around to teens, she said, and don't have a girlfriend sleep over while your kids are over, particularly when the relationship is casual and short-term.

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He broke off one relationship because her dream of a downtown condo didn't fit with his need for a yard and swing set.

"I think sometimes the women I dated didn't realize that single dads still have parenting obligations that, for me, came first," said Ruyter, now 36, who maintains the blog "Memoirs of a Single Dad" (memoirsofasingledad.com) and recently self-published the book "Memoirs of a Dating Dad."Changing landscape As fathers grow more engaged in child rearing, and courts more willing to grant them custody, single dads increasingly are dating with kids in tow — in heart if not in hand.

Proceed with caution Whether divorced, widowed or never married, single dads have to date with care.

That means telling a date immediately, alongside name and occupation, that you have children, and gauging early whether she respects how much time you spend with them, Fisher said.

Brott's children were "furious" at him, he said, when he broke off a two-year relationship without consulting them first.

The moral, he said: Keep everyone's expectations low.That's the service being offered by a new dating website where users are signed up by their grown-up off-spring.He explained to Mail Online: 'The inspiration for the website came from my mum - a very lovely lady in her 60s, who has been single for too long.They'll resent him and you, and do you really want to be with someone who isn't a dedicated father?Be wary if he hasn't introduced you to his kids well into a serious relationship. Be a cool friend and show interest in their lives, but give them space, and don't step on their mom's toes. Sometime after you've established that it's a serious relationship but before you're madly in love is the sweet spot for asking if he wants more kids.While it's understandable that kids might be hostile at first, you don't want a weak-willed partner who doesn't stand up for you (or himself).

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