I like the idea of swiping left or right – and having the power to block a creeper or reply back that my favorite breakfast food is a mimosa. According to a new study by Plenty of Fish (POF), an online dating site, 44 percent of the women who are online looking for love (or a date, or some action) are single moms – so clearly I’m not alone. Babysitting can be tough, so I arranged for him to meet us at a dog park. Also, he kept me out until 3 a.m., so I got 2.5 hours of sleep before my toddler demanded Cheerios and Elmo.” –Olivia D. I’m really selective about who I chat with or wink at –or swipe right to.
I reached out to a few others for tales of the good, bad and ugly of online dating as a single mom: “I hate when guys post pics of their groans and happy trails. I explained I talk to everyone at the park while the kids play with all the dogs. Our dogs got along, we got to know each other and it was fun seeing him interact with my kids (who had no idea I was on a date). If it doesn’t work out romantically, I always consider it a fun way to shake things up.
If you’re a single parent it’s likely you’ve tapped the online dating market in an attempt to meet someone.
As a single mom, perusing the two online dating sites I’m signed up on is kind of a nightly ritual. I get that I’m a young single mom (I’m 22), but I’m so past bottle service and dancing until I’m sweaty.
more “Children: 1; Children living in your household: 0.” That describes the situation for millions of divorced and separated men and women.
But while there are numerous studies and self-help tracts for people whose children live with their ex, finding a new relationship can prove tricky.
For more intel on the fearless and fun trend of single mothers making their mark on the online dating market, I spoke to Sarah Gooding, Director of PR and Resident Dating Coach for POF.
Check out our chat: Single moms have hectic schedules and likely don’t encounter many single men in their day-to-day lives, which makes online dating the perfect solution.