Best Online Dating Sites for Single Moms

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The Best Four (4) Dating Sites for Single Moms

So, if a single mother wants to date, what should she do? You’d already be dating potential partners at work if you had any, and as a Solo Mom, you can’t go to bars or ballroom dance parlors. “Join something,” your friends suggest. “Start a trekking group!” If you don’t have a child or a teenager with you, you won’t be able to travel anywhere. And, let’s face it, flirting with your child while he or she is throwing a tantrum is difficult.

Only one viable possibility remains: online dating.

Personals, as they were originally known, were published in your neighborhood hipster publication and were considered risqué and dangerous. Tinder, Match.com, PlentyOfFish, and a plethora of other strange names have all grown commonplace in recent years.

My advice is to take things slowly. Do your research, read reviews, and educate yourself before signing up for any fee-based dating site. Remember that “free dating services” are designed to collect money from you in some way, and that knowledge equals empowerment.

So, with the exception of one, I’ve combined them all to better explain, clarify, and save you time. (In reality, I’m exhausted.)

Below is a list of the top six most popular dating sites. Because everyone has their own favorite ice cream flavor, I didn’t state “best” website. Because I couldn’t reduce it to just five words, I chose the word “six.” I gave it everything I had

1. Match.com

The most popular site with the most success stories is this one. Because it is a paid service, it is intended toward those who are serious about finding a partner.

The method. You complete a lengthy questionnaire with fundamental lifestyle questions and then write a dissertation about who you are and what you want in a partner. (It’s worth noting that mine was only a paragraph long.) I’m a single mom with no time for essays.)

This is how it works. Matches are made based on a variety of factors, including age, distance, ethnicity, and a variety of other details that are given to hungry algorithms.

2. eHarmony

eHarmony attracts people who are serious about finding a companion and is a more conservative, fee-based site with a high success rate. In fact, the site may reject you for being unsuitable for dating, and you’ll be limited to messaging only those with whom you’ve been matched.

The method. Users must complete a lengthy (over 400 item) personality questionnaire.

This is how it works. Character, intelligence, and value compatibility, as determined by a magic procedure, are used to make matches.

3. Zoosk

What began as a basic Facebook app has evolved into a global online dating platform. It’s marketed as a “free” software, but it’s special in that it tracks your choices to predict future offerings. Zoosk connects to Facebook and other e-mail services. It claims to be a “social networking site,” but it’s really just a giant dating app.

The procedure. The majority of users provide their age, approximate location, profile name, and a photo. Although it is not required to complete the actual profile, the more information you provide, the more specific the search will be.

How does it work?

Zoosk’s “behavioral matchmaking” technology, which learns from users’ actions, is used to find matches. It was originally free, but it has since been gamified, with “coins” being used to purchase various things on the site.

4. OkCupid

Zoosk’s main competitor, OkCupid (OKC), features a user-friendly interface that is similar to Zoosk’s. OKC attracts a more diverse demographic, with an emphasis on the younger generation and open-minded singles. Again, it’s a free site with upgrades available for a price.

The method. You must fill out an ever-changing, wide-ranging, and occasionally bizarre questionnaire. (Users submit questions, which are then chosen by OKC staff.) In a similar manner, you estimate the importance of the questions that your possible spouse answers. Maybe you don’t mind if the guy smokes cannabis on a regular basis, but if he doesn’t wear Converse sneakers, forget about it!

This is how it works. This information is used by the site to determine your proportion of “match,” “friend,” or “enemy” status among other love seekers. The higher the “match” percentage, the better the chances of finding love.

 

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