Online dating sites were helpful for me as a single mom; I was able to screen significantly before committing to meet someone (time saver!) and, as unromantic as it sounds, it was efficient. As a busy, single mom, these were important factors for me.
I always believed there were special challenges I faced as a single mom as well. One of the most significant was that I was determined to find a single dad to date, thinking there wouldn’t be much of a connection or long term potential with a man who had no children. I remember getting excited reading all I had in common with someone and then realize he had no kids–which probably meant he wouldn’t understand I didn’t have an easy schedule or wouldn’t bond with my kids if we got to that point in a relationship.
After interviewing Whitney Casey, dating expert for Match.com, I was pleasantly surprised to learn 67% of men surveyed found dating a single mom attractive. Whitney also shared her thoughts on how to improve your chances on their site, the biggest obstacle single parents face, and more. Watch the video of our interview to learn more:
These statistics aren’t included in the video, but I thought would be helpful and encouraging:
- Saturday mornings are the busiest time on Match’s website for single parent activity.
- Single parents have twice the chance for success in finding a partner online than other ways of meeting their match.
- Over a third of Match members are single parents.
To learn more about Match.com or set up your own profile today, visit their site today.
Note: While this is a sponsored post, the opinions about Match are my own.