Single parent looking for love - The Smiling Heart

Single parent looking for love

man-and-woman-1447956950jk0Life can throw a lot at us and this is why people don’t always end up in the place they had planned on. A lot of us get into a serious relationship and have children; only for things to break down later on, leaving us to become single parents. Now there is nothing saying that singles can’t make good parents but let’s face it: it is hard to raise a family by yourself. Luckily for us online dating is diverse enough that single parents can find love; it’s just a question of looking into the right places.

Finding love online

The web is now the most popular place for dating and there are many reasons behind that. It is easier to reach new people from the comfort of our computer without having to go on a night out and spend lots of money only to walk home alone. Instead we can take our time to chat to new people and see if we have enough in common to go out on a date. Of course there are many dating websites so it is important to pick the right one. You could use the more popular dating sites but waning, those sites tend to cater to the general population so you’re more likely to find young singles who are not interested in parenthood. If you’re in your 40’s or over and are looking for someone who understands you better, then mature singles dating is probably your best choice. That way you get to meet people who are closer to your own heart.

Just looking for fun?

Of course no one said dating was all about being serious; some of us just want to find a companion for a little bit of fun. In that case why not try casual dating websites? Some of them might look a bit seedy but ultimately the people who go there are only after a good time so you’re more likely to find someone for a casual date if that’s what you want. Being a single parent is time consuming and casual dating allows you to blow of some steam without committing to anything too serious. Basically the rule with online dating is that you need to figure out what you want. You then find the website that caters to your needs. Niche dating sites have less members but the people who go there have more in common; so you’re more likely to find the people that are right for you.

Stay strong

When you’re a single parent people tend to typecast you as a weak person who is a bit more desperate; but don’t let that get to you. If people are not respecting you then brush them off. If they don’t sound committed enough or they sound too perfect then move on; don’t waste your time with liars and scammers. You are in control and you get to decide how the conversation goes; if you don’t like it then just log-out. By contacting people from the comfort of your own house you’re able to take the time you need to make the right decisions. It is far less pressure than meeting people face-to-face and it gives you the space you need to make sure you’re in your comfort zone. So stay strong, keep on top of your game and you might just find the partner you are looking for.