Your boyfriend may have an ex-wife or a long-term love interest and the relationship likely didn't end on a happy note. They could end up resenting you for it, no matter how true it may be.
References Tips on dating a single dad. Be Kind When your relationship is new, consider waiting a while to meet the kids. With the number of marriages that end in divorce, it is not uncommon to find yourself dating a man who has children from a previous relationship. If this becomes a problem, take dad off to the side and talk to him about it. The longer your relationship lasts, the more time you are entitled to with dad. If your relationship progresses to the point where you become engaged, you can begin to ease yourself into the home, making yourself a more permanent fixture due to the increased level of commitment. You should sleep at your home during the times his children are with him, especially for the first few months of your relationship.