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Dating for Dads: The Single Father's Guide to Dating Well Without Parenting Poorly Paperback – January 29, 2008


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam (January 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553384864
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553384864
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,223,154 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Raising children can make it difficult for single fathers to get back into the dating scene. With sympathy and good sense, journalist Fisher (Mom, There's a Man in the Kitchen and He's Wearing Your Robe) and psychologist Halpern remind men that children are impressionable and easily confused, so proper etiquette is vital. The authors explain how to balance time between kids and a love interest, when to introduce them and how to handle the fallout if things don't go well. (Jan. 29)
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“Useful.  Honest. Informative. A must read for all single dads.”—Leah Klungness, Ph.D., psychologist and co-author of The Complete Single Mother

“Ellie Slott Fisher is a single dad's best friend. Dating for Dads is warm, funny, sensitive and bursting with great advice. She proves that fatherhood doesn't preclude having a fabulous dating life.”—Jane Ganahl, author of Naked on the Page: the Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife

“Ellie Fisher writes in such a familiar, reassuring tone, you feel like you’re getting advice from your best buddy from college. Her common-sense suggestions and game plans make the prospect of single-parent dating seem much more natural and far less intimidating.” —Hank Herman, author of Accept My Kid, Please! A Dad’s Descent into College Application Hell

“It's hard to be a single dad who's dating.  Trying to be sensitive and responsive to the feelings and needs of your children and the woman you're dating (not to mention your own), is tough territory for a man to navigate.  Ellie Slott Fisher knows that territory inside and out, and has drawn a perfect map of it in Dating for Dads.”—Robert Mark Alter, author of Good Husband, Great Marriage: Finding the Good Husband...in the Man You Married.

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It is well organized, concise, simple, and covers everything.
Erik
And her tone is so reassuring: You feel like you're having a comforting conversation with your best friend.
H. Herman
Unfortunately, due to this book's lack of research, I was left with many unanswered questions.
Gregory

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gregory on April 10, 2013
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When I first saw this book online, I was excited that there was finally a book for men about how to balance dating and raising kids. Now, I will admit that my situation is somewhat unusual as a single gay dad, but I found this book to have little useful information. Almost everything in it was quite obvious.
Moreover, the book was not well researched. The author kept quoting this one (psychologist?) over and over. It almost felt like she had a cultist reverence for this one "expert." I would have prefered if the author did more research and quoted a variety of sources. Unfortunately, due to this book's lack of research, I was left with many unanswered questions.
On the plus side, this book did make me appreciate how difficult it is to date and find someone once you have kids. I guess if you find someone good, you should do what you can to keep them!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jason S. Parnes on March 5, 2013
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Though there are a few helpful tidbits in here, part of the problem is that it reads like a wish-list for women, and uses many cognitive traps (such as many "should" statements) which elicit guilt and shame in a man, which is simply not helpful. I think a book written by a confident, assertive man would be more helpful - one that focuses on finding a woman that actually wants to be a partner with her boyfriend in parenting his kids versus one that just trying to get over her sense of entitlement of being the center of attention would be far more instructive. Women who want to be the center of man's attention can seem very charming initially but ultimately will cause misery for a man in his relationship with her if he tries to "please the un-pleaseable". A book that focused more on how a man can balance giving all of the proper attention to his kids while still giving proper attention to his girlfriend would be more helpful - but the girlfriend has to understand that the kids come first, and that she can either be a partner with her boyfriend in parenting his kids or she can be upset about not getting 100% of his attention, which is unrealistic and not practical.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By jane ganahl on February 13, 2008
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Ellie Slott Fisher has written a guide for single dads - something we've needed for a long time! - and managed to make it humane, funny, whip-smart and totally useful. A great new addition to the dating genre. Brava Ellie!
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By Stackedtight on December 20, 2013
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For dating dads and their girlfriend or wife. Practical, easy to understand and considers the perspectives of everyone involved, especially the children.
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Ellie Fisher offers great common-sense suggestions, making the prospect of single-parent dating seem a lot less daunting and a lot more natural. And her tone is so reassuring: You feel like you're having a comforting conversation with your best friend. I can't imagine a more helpful book on this subject!
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