Single parent dating sites?

by singlemomseeking on January 27, 2009

C’mon guys, can’t I write about The Bachelor now? Okay, fine then.

I recently did an informal survey among my Facebook friends about online dating sites for single parents — and I was surprised.

NOT one person had anything positive thing to say about single parent dating sites!

Nonetheless, today I was quoted in the Chicago Tribune’s Red Eye about dating as a single parent (or, trying to, anyway).

“One selling point for the niche sites is users understand the life of a single parent and are either single parents themselves or people who want to date single parents,” states Leonor Vivanco, who wrote “All You Single Parents: Click on It.”

Unfortunately, the single parents I’ve talked to say their main problem has been finding a good pool of single parents in their area. Sure, it only takes one… but if there’s just one other single parent in your 30-mile radius, what then?

Their other complaint is hearing from exactly whom the reporter spells out: “people who want to date single parents.”

Excuse me, but any single mom who hears from a man without children on a single parent’s website should have her guard up. Don’t you think?

If any of you have positive feedback about single parenting sites out there, please chime in!

Even if you’ve made a friend out of it — but not romance — do tell us. Which site was it?

If any of you have tried single parenting sites, let’s hear about them.

There’s a handful of them out there:,,,, and more!

And if you’re inclined, also check out the feature story, “Single with Children: Dating World a Challenge for Single Parents,” in which I’m honored to be quoted alongside recently divorced Jessica Ashley of Sassafrass.

Don’t I sound so grown up?

“Now that she’s a mother, Sarah says she no longer goes out with smokers or unemployed guys…”


While we’re on this topic, Amy Sue Nathan also questions why only two single parents from the Chicago area were interviewed for the story. Good point.

T-shirt from says, “Single and Ready to Mingle.” Are you?

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