Which dating site should single moms use?

dating sites for single moms

 

If you are new to online dating, it can be completely confusing about which site to choose. Here I have outlined the best datong sites for single moms.

But one note: Which site you choose depends on several factors:

  1. Where you live. Each city has its own vibe on each dating site for single moms. For example, OKCupid is the most popular in New York City where I live, and the best resource for quality dating. But in other cities, OKC is used mostly for hooking up. Ask your friends. Ask men you date. Check out a few.
  2. Try more than one. Each site has different men as members. It’s just like looking for a job – you may have your resume posted on Monster.com, Indeed, and a couple industry-specific sites.
  3. Don’t give up too soon. Dating is about dating- meeting new people, learning about yourself, your tastes and needs at this time of your life. Just because a date doesn’t lead to marriage does not make it a disaster! Did you have fun? Meet a nice person? Learn something about yourself? Consider it a success!

Just because you went on six dates with guys you meet online, but don’t fall into a serious relationship, don’t give up on online dating! The Internet is just a medium for meeting men. A tool. Keep at it, try new things and keep an open mind. Alos: HAVE FUN!

OKCupid I love OKCupid. Again, it is very popular in New York City where I live, but I find it to be a great interface. There is a free version, but very few people can resist not upgrading, so you have access to features like seeing who “liked” your profile, or when the guy you’re hot for last logged in. OKC is a highly interactive site, which features thousands and thousands of user-generated questions that allow you to really get to know a prospective match.

Match.com One of the oldest and most popular sites, you cannot go wrong with Match.com. I met a serious boyfriend on there, and many great people I know have Match accounts. The interface is a little dated, but workable.

Tinder This started out as a hook-up site, thanks to it’s geo-location feature and scant profile details. After all, users only upload a few photos and a very brief profile, then connect through swipes on their phones. But like any popular technology, this one has gone mainstream, and I increasingly hear quality people – both men and women – say they rely on Tinder for dating people with serious relationship potential. This is the fastest-growing dating site, and also tends to skew young.

eHarmony This site has been around for years, and the focus is on long-term, serious committed relationships. The gist is that both users answer extensive lists of questions, which then scientifically connect you with really strong potential matches. L

HowAboutWe This is a cute site, where users fill out basic profiles, upload a few pics, then suggest a date. “Let’s get to know each other at a wine bar, then stroll around the village,” or “Take a salsa dancing class together!” or “Watch the Yankees while eating wings and a microbrew.” The upside is that you have a very excellent chance of a fun date, even if you don’t hit love paydirt.

PlentyofFish POF is is a solid, straight-forward dating site. It seems to work great for single moms. POF reports that 44% of its female users are single moms, and that single moms find matches 10% faster than other users.

ChristianCafe All the sites allow you to search by religion, but a few dating sites specifically focus on different faiths. ChristianCafe caters to people seeking fellow Christians.

Happn  This one is very new, competes with Tinder and focuses on GPS tracking to connect you with people who you have crossed paths with IRL, showing you a map of where you have been in the same coffee shop, bar, grocery store or AYSO soccer field.

 

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5 thoughts on “Which dating site should single moms use?

  1. Hi!

    I’m a fan of the blog, and conveniently, a dating expert/author, and I thought I’d mention a couple of quick points about your great list.

    First, while eHarmony does have a very long questionnaire that promises to scientifically match you, several studies have found that to be basically useless. Your odds of finding love on eharmony are about the same as anywhere else. (Although their member base does skew to more commitment-minded daters, and anecdotally, shorter men.)

    Second, for single moms (and who am I kidding, women,) you want to be extra careful with the geo-dating apps. (Happn, Tinder, etc) because you’re already in the same area when you match, and safety is an issue if you’re matching up with people you don’t necessarily have the opportunity to learn much about, or matching in/near places you frequent with your kids.

    That said, online dating is a boon to single moms.

    Lisa

  2. I am a single 32 yo, never been married and no kids. But I am enjoying your site immensely! I just been dating, include online, pretty much forever. I just want to say to all the single moms: if you are struggling, the grass is greener nowhere. I think it’s hard (and rewarding) about the same for everyone.
    My good friend is 55 and an accomplished professional with a grown son with special needs. She was always lamenting to me how “all the men” want to meet women “like me.” Well, she met a fabulous man a few months ago and they are going strong. I too met a fabulous man… and got dumped.
    So, I think it’s challenging for everyone. Just because you haven’t been married, or are younger, or whatever– doesn’t make it easier.
    Hang in there. There may be all these things that seem to be going “against” you in the dating pool… but actually the right guy is going to find you and love all those things!!! It’s easy for pretty much no one.

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