Relationships

Why and how to find divorced dads to date

The benefits of dating single dads

A few years ago, I went out a couple of times with a divorced dad whose daughter happens to be the same age as mine. We spent our first date talking about our kids and the challenges of parenting — and realizing we have a lot in common. For example, we both feel perfectly satisfied…

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7 Cups online therapy review

Ever had one of those really bad days where you thought, “I need to talk with someone” – but you didn’t have anyone to call? Now you do: Thousands of “active listeners” are waiting to talk with you free of charge at 7 Cups, an online therapy website. Online therapy sites are popping up all…

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Why do young guys want to date older single moms? Cougar report

Quick answers: Moms are busy and confident, and don’t demand commitment like younger, single women Young guys feel like a stud if they can sexually satisfy an older woman Mommy issues (sometimes) The trend has been fast and intense: In the four years I’ve been dating as a single mom, there has been a steep…

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Married, two-parent homes are now the minority. Non-traditional or single-parent families are the new norm.



Are single-parent families whole?

There is a better-than-average chance that your family doesn’t look like the Cleavers.  Traditional family vs. non-traditional family Today, two-parent, monogamous, heterosexual traditional families (by definition) are the weirdos. Statistically, they are a 49 percent minority — a figure poised to plummet in our lifetimes. After all, 57 percent of Millennial moms are unmarried (according…

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9 reasons dating is better as a single mom

Through my circle of friends and single moms I meet through this blog, I often hear cries of horror about the thought of dating. Especially if you have kids. What man in his right mind would consider dating a single mom? I can’t imagine getting out there again! My single-mom body is a wreck and I…

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How to file for divorce in NY

Whether you are divorcing in New York City, Albany, Upstate, Long Island or elsewhere, there are some laws in New York state that affect your divorce. Other laws apply nationally. Here is how to file for a divorce in New York, what you are entitled to, and what to expect: What you are entitled to…

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what is a friend with benefits

8 rules for friends with benefits for single moms

Maybe you just want sex. Or a fun connection, a physical relationship—but none of the baggage of a full-on relationship. Maybe you’re enjoying something really great, but not sure how to define it. Maybe a FWB is right for you. What does ‘friends with benefits’ mean? I’m not fond of the term “friends with benefits.” I…

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Should wives stay thin for their husbands?

A friend was telling me of her new diet and plans to lose 20 lbs. “I told Jack (her husband of 10 years), ‘I’m so sorry I got fat since we married!’” From everything I can tell, their relationship is thriving, but my friend has a deep-rooted sense that she has an obligation to make…

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EliteSingles vs. eHarmony dating sites

In the black hole that online dating sites and apps can be, Elite Singles and eHarmony stand out with promises of serious, long-term, committed relationships. Which one is better? This post will help you decide. Short answer: While both are quality dating sites, EliteSingles has a free version, is more affordable, and offers a more…

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Being a single mom is hard—right?

When people learn you’re a single mom, is the pity automatic? “I don’t know how you do it.” “You’re amazing— must be so hard to do it all by yourself!” “It must be so hard for the kids, I’m sorry.” Etc., ad nauseam, blah blah, right? Welcome to my world. I frequently meet strangers who,…

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EliteSingles vs. Zoosk—which is better for single parents?

Two of the most popular dating sites are EliteSingles and Zoosk, both of which claim tens of millions of users worldwide—including in the United States.  In early 2019, Elite Singles parent company, Spark Networks based in Germany, bought Zoosk. Add these to dozens of other dating apps for both single parents and the general population,…

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When to consider relationship counseling

Couples counseling has gotten a bad rap as a last-ditch effort to save a already-failed relationship. But recent studies find that couples therapy can be very helpful in making relationships better, stronger, and longer-lasting—including if you are not married. After all, marriage rates among millennials have reached historic lows, and more and more young women…

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