That’s a huge dynamic difference from me, in my late 30s with a little one not even in kindergarten.After just a few searches, I deleted my account, having found the dating pool there to be unbelievably shallow. e Harmony The quick & dirty: EHarmony worked well for a few of my friends—but none of them were single parents.Phone apps are quick to install and use but often come with glitches. Additionally, because men tend to simply look at the photos without reading the profile blurb, some were caught off-guard and turned off when they discovered I was a mom. Additional apps to try: • Hinge • JSwipe (the newest Jewish dating app) Match Pros: Match is obviously well-known, so chances are there will be a fair selection of guys (though I can’t promise they’ll be great).Match lets you narrow your search terms, including whether your date has kids and his income range, which helps you filter.If you live in a city, chances are you’ll find people nearby to connect with; if you live in the suburbs, prepare for matches fifty miles away. They do a nice job with their psychological tests, bound to introduce you to better matches, but the process is long and it costs.
I’ve seen a lot of people succeed on Match, so if you’re going to pay for something, try this site.Once you’ve set age and distance preferences, you start swiping.A simple swipe left, and that dream guy is gone forever; a simple swipe right, and he could end up a match for life! The most frustrating aspect about Tinder: Once you swipe left, the man is gone for life unless you purchase an upgrade with the ability to take back your “swiping decision.” Plus, this site seems to be loaded with men who are simply collecting matches and “liking” you because they’re bored and need something to look at. ) In short, Tinder is known to be a hook-up app, so you’ll have to hunt hard to strike gold. —there you are, pretty as a picture in your new profile. I know, I know, the logistics of dating as a solo parent who’s working to provide for her family can get tough.I’m right there in the trenches online at single parents' dating sites and on apps, looking for love and, mostly, looking to stay out of trouble.So if I make a mistake or want a second look at someone, I can backtrack and revisit a potential match.Cons: Like on Tinder, you’re searching men knowing very little about them.The general profile page is easy to fill out, but there are a billion different questions you can expand on to determine if you’re a match or someone’s “enemy.” A lot of the questions can be good, but fair warning: Some here are racy.I got a few decent dates from Ok Cupid with actual nice guys, but I also got a ton of messages from guys way too young for me looking for a MILF (barf), or who fake their profiles (adding kids) to scam me.This app is for i Phone only, so if you’re an Android fan, you’re out of luck.Overall: Best things about apps: • They’re free unless you go for upgrades. • Unlike websites, creepy guys out of your age range and distance cannot contact you.