So here's a question for you...
What is the definition of a "single father"?
Hold that thought for a moment and let's focus on "single parents" as a whole for a minute.
Being a single parent often means different things to different people. When you picture a single parent what do you see? If you're like me (and most other people, I assume) you picture a young woman with kids... strong and tough as nails... she works hard to provide for her kids and very often does so with a minimal amount of support from the father of her children... My mom was one of those women for a time. So, is this the norm? It's certainly what society and the media would have you believe. Single parenting on television and in the movies is primarily the domain of women. What's even more interesting is that almost all single fathers portrayed in the media are widowers. As if to make the assumption that no father would willingly take on the role of single parent were it not for the death of their partner. I'm sorry, but I'm calling shenanigans on that one!
So... what is a "single father"?
It's me and guys like me... it's single guys who put the effort into being a parent; even if the time they get to spend with their children is minimal. That's the key right there... effort. You've got to want it. You've got to make the decision that regardless of the situation, you are going to step up and be a parent 100% off the time... even if you don't get that much time.