For a dad who is doing the job right, being a father is a large part, and hopefully one of the largest, of who he is as a person.Helping bring new life in the world does, should, change a man, and in my opinion, change him for the better. Much of this site has been dedicated to answering the challenges of dating single dads.

And while the way a man talks about his children represents one of the better barometers to the quality of the person he could be, that is far different than the real thing.

Describing myself as a dad not necessarily align when you see me doing it.

She could convince anyone she had it all figured out – until you spent more than 30 minutes with her and her children.

You’d discover her kids were disrespectful, they ran all over her, and she had control of nothing. With this understanding, I responded to the email the way I did.

Life becomes ‘them before me’ – for the father who is doing it right.

But sadly, that is not always the case, as I know from personal experience.

Fatherhood should affect how a man sees things around him.

The colors of the world are now tinted in shades of ‘daddy.’ Suddenly every woman he meets isn’t a conquest but somebody’s daughter.

While marriage nearly always makes men better in some ways, it isn’t so with having kids.