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.
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.
Overall Websites allow you to upload more photos than apps, and you can narrow your search parameters. And be prepared to get hit up by creeps or people outside of your dating search terms. Will you have the same ease and time you had before you became Mommy?
Additional sites to try: • JDate • Plenty Of Fish (tremendous hit or miss with this site) • Zoosk (same as above—not successful for me, and cheesy! 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.Cons: A website is more difficult and takes more time than an app, hands down. You will get emailed by anyone and everyone though, whether they’re in your search parameters or not, so be prepared.Also, unless you subscribe, it’s difficult to use for a trial period to see if you want to pay for their subscription.If you live in a city, chances are you’ll find people nearby to connect with; if you live in the suburbs, prepare for matches fifty miles away. They do a nice job with their psychological tests, bound to introduce you to better matches, but the process is long and it costs.