Top Five Dating Blogs

by singlemomseeking on November 12, 2007

sassybean.jpgIn the world of blogging, I’m still a newbie.

That’s not totally true. When I first started dating again as a single mom, I did begin a blog. It was such a weepy, sad rant — my broken heart did all the talking. So, I set it to”private.”

However, this was the rant that eventually grew into my book, Single Mom Seeking. (In 2002, when I’d gone searching for similar first-person blogs and books by single moms who were just dating again, I came up empty. Fortunately, there are many single mom dating blogs out there now!… Like One-Woman Show and Ms. Single Mama.)

As Single Mom Seeking‘s pub date approached, I decided to give blogging another chance. Now I’m hooked. It’s because of you: my readers, the single moms here, the parents who sit down and write in.

I love the instant connection with you. I love the (sometimes heart-wrenching, but always honest) advice you give. I love the way you make me laugh.

But listen to this! Marie at www.sassybean.com just emailed me to say:

Hi Rachel, just wanted to let you know that “Single Mom Seeking” has been chosen as one of our five favorite dating blogs!

Check it out: The 5 Best Dating Blogs.

So, now is your chance to chime in and tell me what you’d like to see more of here at this blog:

  • Do you want more details about my own dates? (Oh, that’s right, I’m taking a Time Out from dating. Ah, the irony!)
  • Do you want to hear single mom experts chiming in?
  • How about if I spotlight YOU… all of you amazing single moms?

Image from Sassy Bean.

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andreapaventi November 12, 2007 at 11:08 pm

I’d love to see more of how you handle discipline when you’re at your wit’s end. As you know, I’m married, but I’m sometimes a corporate widow and am all alone! Oh, poor Andrea… cue the violins. Anyway, thanks for your comment on Babycenter. I hope I’m not turned in to the spanking police.

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mssinglemama November 13, 2007 at 12:57 am

I think spotlighting readers would be fantastic. What are their datiing stories? Some of the things I struggle with is how to give him 100% when I’m seeing someone or how to date someone who just really doesn’t understand what it’s like to raise a child. How are other single moms handling these same issues? I would also love to see more on solo parenting – which is by far my most difficult and daunting challenge.

Thanks for calling out my blog Rachel! I’m totally a newbie at this but am having so much fun…and all thanks to you for inspiring me to get out there.

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Curing A Broken Heart November 13, 2007 at 6:27 am

I hope this isn’t too personal, but what happened between you and the father of your little girl? Was the seperation hard to deal with? I have gone through some bad times and I tell ya what… venting and having support from friends is really what got me going again!

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Jenn November 13, 2007 at 1:58 pm

I can totally go for the solo parenting issues.

The dating? Do I have to start wearing my bar ring while I’m blogging, too? ;)

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singlemomseeking November 13, 2007 at 3:09 pm

Wow, mamas, thanks for all the super-suggestions!! Much appreciated over here.

To “Curing a Broken Heart,” you can get a gist of what happened by looking at my website, http://www.singlemomseeking.com/bio.html

Yes, I toast to venting and a whole lot of support. Right on.

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Dr. Leah November 13, 2007 at 4:57 pm

Rachel so deserves this recognition; I read her blog every day and love it.

What solo parenting issues are most challenging? Corporate widows, please feel free to share.

I’d love to help!

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Susan November 14, 2007 at 3:08 am

Rachel, sorry to be a bit late here. First, thank you for mentioning my blog, One-Woman Show, in your post! As for what I’d like to see here, I like to read about how you’ve handled certain situations/challenges, or as Ms.Singlemama said, to read the same from your readers to get even a broader perspective. Offering this as a forum to discuss, vent or cheer about the unique joys and challenges of being a single mom — and dating (wait, I’m not hearing the cheers over here…YET) — is all I really need and you’ve got that part down!

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