I have a close family friend whose parents divorced when she was young, and it was a tough experience for everyone to go through.
If you’re a single parent it’s likely you’ve tapped the online dating market in an attempt to meet someone.Online dating can be done while watching a soccer game, waiting to pick up from dance class – or late at night over a glass of wine.This makes it easy and accessible for single mothers who are always on the go.They typically don’t waste their time with anyone who is not serious about finding a relationship or being part of a loving family.Of course, this doesn’t mean they are looking for a partner to fill the void of a father.I reached out to a few others for tales of the good, bad and ugly of online dating as a single mom: “I hate when guys post pics of their groans and happy trails. I explained I talk to everyone at the park while the kids play with all the dogs. Our dogs got along, we got to know each other and it was fun seeing him interact with my kids (who had no idea I was on a date). If it doesn’t work out romantically, I always consider it a fun way to shake things up.All they are saying is, ‘I want sex.’ And that’s an obvious turnoff for a single mom.” – Laura D. Single motherhood can be pretty routine, so a nice dinner, jazz club or hike with a new friend is cool.” – Sara W.Instead, they tend to look for a partner who will love their children and be a positive role model.It’s a whole package deal, not an I-need-you-to-be-my-kid’s-daddy thing. Sign up for our weekly newsletter in the box (above, right)! Christine hopes someday to find a man with her golden retriever's personality. For more intel on the fearless and fun trend of single mothers making their mark on the online dating market, I spoke to Sarah Gooding, Director of PR and Resident Dating Coach for POF.Check out our chat: Single moms have hectic schedules and likely don’t encounter many single men in their day-to-day lives, which makes online dating the perfect solution.