When people think of gay dads, they often picture a handsome couple in a photo, smart suits, sunlit backgrounds, and a couple of adorable kids in front.While those dads are common, some gay dads are single, with no other man in the photo.Divorce followed, and his two daughters didn’t speak to him for eight years.The youngest kid, a boy, never had a problem with his dad’s homosexuality.
“I was tricking and [messing] around at first, meeting men online in chat rooms.” Michael met someone shortly afterward and it was serious.
Whether because of having children from divorce (from a woman or a man), or a break-up from a partner, or some other reason, lots of guys raising kids are single, and lots of those guys are dating.
We spoke with three single gay dads, to ask them what it’s like to date in 2014, kids in tow.
offer a range of possible explanations for it, including a primordial feeling of always having “belonged” to the estranged relative, a sense of wanting to experience the bonding missed out on during childhood, or simply an overwhelming closeness based on similarities: like meeting a mate who was designed for you in a science lab.
Perhaps couples and notes that he’s only had a few father-daughter couples speak out, speculating that many of them fear that others will assume the daughter must have been abused in childhood (it should be said that when these unions lead to children, those children can face potentially serious difficulties as a result of the genetic implications of incest, even if some online communities downplay theseestrangement.