Being a Dad comes with a ton of benefits, but on the downside it has one or two disadvantages and trying to sort out having dad playdates is definitely the latter.

Trying to sort a playdate out can be a bit of a nightmare and fraught with potential obstacles. They seem especially hard if your little one hasn’t started school and established proper friendships. First, you are up against the mum’s mafia of the school gate gangs that have been set in stone. As a bloke, it seems almost impossible to infiltrate them. You are seen as a bit of a weirdo or a slacker because you haven’t got a ‘proper’ job.

Worse still, you can be seen as some ‘Playground Predator’ stalking the school gates for illicit encounters in a readymade Daily Mail headline.

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