And not everyone can do that, that's a pretty solid reason in my book to take it slow.
On the other hand, if you dating an involved father realize that the time he is spending with you is valuable to him which means he probably thinks a lot of you.
I will never again date someone with children, if my marriage doesn't work out. One man kept cancelling dates because of his son and though I understood that fatherhood came first, it became apparent that how I felt didn't matter at all.
I dated a man with kids and I loved his little girl. His ex wife was a psychopath and MAN did she have him around her little finger. I have no intentions of introducing my son to any of my romance interests until it turns into something more serious...
It was such a turn off listening to him cower to her when she called, dropped off the little girl, etc. that means for the first few months of dating me I will only be available less than half the time because I have no intention of losing more time with my son than I already do - it also means that my free time is scarce so planning a date on a weekend is at best only every other week, and with other chores, tasks, regular activities etc it means sometimes having to go a long stretches between dates.
Most people want the relationship to rush forward (I'm on other forums where you see that, and of course I remember high school and college dating! They will think "something is wrong" if you are not calling every single day, blah, blah, blah.
A mature, busy, happy person--male or female--will understand that you have a life too, and that you--like they--are not going to "drop everything" just because you met someone new.Warning: the type of person who actually "gets" this may be few and far between, and if you tell people (which you should not have to), they will be offended!So, having a busy life yourself, you will know you have found someone happy with their own life and mature about relationships if they aren't complaining in 3 weeks that "we don't see enough of each other." Remember, though, to pay attention when you start to want to see a bit more of them.I've dated men with children, but I had my own child too ever since I was 20.Usually, it was me that guys would not date because of my child.It can work if the woman understands the single dad's schedule and doesn't take those unavailable periods (non date nights) as personal rejection.