Plan a romantic night for single dad...

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Registered: 11-05-2004
Plan a romantic night for single dad...
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Tue, 06-02-2009 - 4:05pm

Hola Gals!

So this coming Friday my single dad will return the kids back to the ex after 2 weeks. I wanted to plan a romantic, relaxing dinner for him on Saturday. I'm sure not only will he be exhausted from the last 2 weeks of having his kids - he'll also be sad to have to return the kids. A little separation anxiety I'm sure (I'm a product of divorce so I'm thinking of how I felt when I was little and had to leave my mom to go see my dad).

Any suggestions? I don't want to be too pushy but at the same time am looking forward to seeing him again.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-05-2008
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 5:36pm

IMHO - men and women define romance VERY differently.

 
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-2004
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 5:51pm

Ha, ha! That is so very true!

He loves to cook and eat - as do I. We cooked together on Mother's Day and had an excellent time eating, laughing, drinking. So I was thinking of something along that lines. Just simple hanging out.

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Registered: 02-05-2008
Tue, 06-02-2009 - 6:58pm
Sounds like a good plan.
 
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Registered: 08-21-2007
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 6:12am

If you tried it and it worked, boozy dinner it is then. Do a dish you've done many times before (that you've checked he likes) and get lots of vino or a drink of your choice (both yours and his that is!) Watching movies doesn't work for me - I'd much rather listen to music or just

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-04-2009
Wed, 06-03-2009 - 11:58pm

Rachel,


Hope you have a great dinner with your man on Friday!

 

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Registered: 06-22-2007
Thu, 06-04-2009 - 12:04am
sounds like a great plan! i can't wait to hear how your evening went.
keep us gals posted!! ; )




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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-05-2004
Thu, 06-04-2009 - 3:31pm

Hi Gals!

You are all so sweet to check in on me. Update: Well I have not heard back from him regarding Saturday yet.

I asked him yesterday morning and no reply. I know he has been busy but this is ridiculous...regardless of busy with work or with the kids he seems to find time to post pictures on Facebook! (he facebooked me a few weeks ago so you see the updates people make if they are your friend when you log in - wasn't stalking him - ha, ha!)So a simple yes or no to my message about the weekend, I think he can make.

Anyway my friend said I made it too easy for him--since I am the one asking him to do something this weekend once he doesn't have the kids, so he's probably not interested anymore. I think I may agree. When we first started dating he was the main initiator of dates. I think I invited him once to go hike...but he was the pursuer. He told me previously he would have the kids until tomorrow. I am looking forward to seeing him again so in my excitement asked him to do something Saturday. I don't know what to think and it just makes my head hurt. I haven't really had an interest in anyone on over a year then I met him. I opened myself up to dating a divorced man with very young children and none of the obstacles people talk about when in this situation, turned me off. I felt it was worth it. So I won't reach out anymore.