Internet dating for single moms
Sometimes it seems I’m swimming in a very shallow dating pool, but I haven’t given up and taken in fifty cats. So here’s the down-low on dating sites I’ve tried as a SWM (single working mother). And remember: You can do it at home, at night after the kids go to bed, in your pajamas if you want. You set it up through your Facebook account and set your preferences within minutes.
You won’t waste time filling out large forms and questionnaires, and your pictures are right there on Facebook.
Single Parent Meet Pros: The site doesn’t ask for copious amounts of information, but there were questions and places to “display” my personality.
It was easy to upload photos off my computer, and I was up and running in minutes.
You can narrow your search to weed out certain things you don’t want. It’s possible your location will be different from my location, but the majority of men with profiles were older than 55 or had “questionable” single parent statuses.
I wouldn’t be surprised if some were never single parents and simply thought a single mom might be “easy prey.” As for the 55 year old, his children are most likely long gone from his home.
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I’m right there in the trenches online at single parents' dating sites and on apps, looking for love and, mostly, looking to stay out of trouble.Cons: Since you’re limited with your search parameters, you may sift through a lot of matches just to find one decent guy. Bumble Pros: What makes it unique is women have to pitch the first message. While there have been one or two saucy gentlemen I’ve come across, for the most part the men have wanted to go on dates pretty quickly.From search alone you only know age and distance, and then it’s up to the men to fill in the blanks briefly with some profile description. This leaves you wondering things like: • How tall is he? (My experience with Tinder was that men could waste your precious single-mom minutes messaging you back and forth.) Bumble’s biggest plus: You can “take back” a negative, left swipe for free (unlike Tinder)!I recommend signing up when you can find a Groupon.I’ve seen a lot of people succeed on Match, so if you’re going to pay for something, try this site.