Ever since I started writing about being a single gay dad, I've had quite a few guys reach out to me to hear more about my experiences, as they too are interested in becoming a dad someday.

Our conversations usually cover what the process of becoming a dad is, the transition from being a single person to caring for a child, and a plethora of other topics around parenting as a gay man.

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Having such a mindset would prepare one to become more successful in the dating scene once again.

Once a single dad decides to get into another relationship by going out on dates, there are certain things that he should consider. Most of the time, a date would not work out if a man looks at it too seriously.

After I divorced my husband, I was not very interested in going out and meeting guys. Once things settled down though, I was ready to test the waters.

My priority was to take stock of my situation and figure out how I was going to proceed with my life -- adjusting to being a single dad. Not necessarily interested in finding a new life partner, but more interested in finding some companionship.

What’s more, women with their female intuition on hand would be able to sense this and may give a sorry look to a date.

It is also a turn off for women who date men who hasn’t dealt with their past failures at relationships.

This should not take away a single dad’s chances at dating such women. Another important thing for single dads to remember when deciding to date again is that the kids are still first priority.

A date should not come in the way of your children and instead should be a reinforcing factor.

Generally speaking, the guys who wanted to date were younger and more free-spirited. Many guys are not used to being in a relationship where they are not the focus of attention. He's important to my kid and therefore important to me. Much of what the travel industry markets to our community isn't on our family bucket list. As you can see dating is a bit different through the lens of a gay dad.

The dating scene taught me a lot about our community as well as a lot about myself, and what I needed and wanted. In addition, as a gay man I know the benefits and importance of also taking care of myself -- like the flight attendants say, "Put your oxygen mask before helping others." 5. Gay culture allows for great relationships with your ex but the kid factor takes it to a whole new level. There are so many reasons why not to date us but I believe that there are even more reasons to give it a shot -- but of course I am not very objective.

Another thing that a single dad should think about when going out on a date is avoid living in the past.