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.
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.
Overall, I recommend avoiding this site unless you have time to set up the profile, want to pay for the features and don’t mind meeting people halfway across your state. ) and works like other web dating sites—you use specific search parameter’s to filter through matches, which makes your hunt easier.
(Caveat: Don’t use photos of you with your kids or of them alone, for their safety.
You never know.) Searching for matches is super simple.
Phone apps are quick to install and use but often come with glitches. Additionally, because men tend to simply look at the photos without reading the profile blurb, some were caught off-guard and turned off when they discovered I was a mom. Additional apps to try: • Hinge • JSwipe (the newest Jewish dating app) Match Pros: Match is obviously well-known, so chances are there will be a fair selection of guys (though I can’t promise they’ll be great).
Match lets you narrow your search terms, including whether your date has kids and his income range, which helps you filter.
In order to message people, you have to pay for a subscription.
The pro here is that men who are paying are more likely to message back and make dates.
This feels like a waste of time when you match with someone only to find out that, bam!
You’ve got no desire to go out with this jobless fool.
Single Parent Meet Pros: The site doesn’t ask for copious amounts of information, but there were questions and places to “display” my personality.