With Mother’s day coming up soon I’ve been thinking about some of the dating challenges single Moms face.
…I grew up in a single parent family for many years and know just how hard single Moms work; Often single Mom’s opt to not go on dates.
A single Mom’s perspective:
I was speaking with a single Mom recently who told me:
“It’s not that I don’t want to date…but with responsibilities as both “Bread-winner” and “Super-Mom” bringing up my children alone I just can’t seem to find any time for myself, and my divorce was hard on the Kids so I’m sure that they wouldn’t want to see me dating-while I love being a Mom, being single is a challenge, I hate being alone and I want to find someone special”
Dating Expert Julie Spira
For those of you who follow this Blog, you’ll know I’m a fan of Online dating Expert Julie Spira (She’s a Los Angeles based dating coach with clientele located throughout the United States, (as well as in numerous countries around the world.) Julie’s also been named in the Top 10 Best Online Dating Experts by DatingAdvice.com so she knows her stuff
Julie’s articles and dating advice have appeared on relationship and online dating sites including HurryDate, Betty Confidential, Date Daily, eHarmony Advice, Galtime, GenConnect, JDate, Match.com, MSN-Glo, She Knows, Yahoo! Shine, YourTango, and Zoosk. (to find more about her click here)
Here’s Julie’s expert adive on Dating for single Moms.
It’s May, and time to honor and toast to all the Single Mothers in the Cyber-Dating World.
You are a super mom. You love your kids. You would like to meet someone who acknowledges the fact that your children are a priority. Whether they are school-aged or fully grown up, blending a family can be tricky. When the kids go to sleep, you are alone and may wonder, how can I meet someone that can enhance my life, rather than being alone?
Here’s five helpful Cyber-Dating Tips for Mother’s Day.
Cyber-Dating Tip #1 Join an online dating site that caters to single parents.
Check out both SingleParentMatch.com
Cyber-Dating Tip #2 Join CafeMom.com
This site is a safe place to communicate with other singe mom’s about all issues including dating.
Cyber-Dating Tip #3 Keep the profile photos of you, alone.
Keep your children out of your photo gallery online. While you may be proud of your beautiful kids, save the family photos for when the time is right and you have met in person.
Cyber-Dating Tip #4 Don’t hide the kids!
Be proud of the fact that you are a mom. Make sure you convey in your profile that you are a single parent and let the other party know right away how many children you have. You don’t have to share names or birthdays yet, but don’t spring the news on a date after you have met.
Cyber-Dating Tip #5 Meet my kids?
It’s hard enough to coordinate a time to meet an online date with your busy schedule juggling work, children, and dating. I know it may seem like commonsense, but please don’t introduce your children early on in the dating process, until you know the relationship will stick. It’s hard on the kids to have a revolving door of different dates every week.
And finally, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Enjoy this special day!
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