Single Mom Online Dating Advice
von Digabber · 18.06.2017
It is possible to find love again! Here are 7 of my top tips for single moms to help new love blossom this Spring. Use all the great technology and dating innovations now available to meet new people — online dating, meet-ups, social networking, speed dating, mixers and more. Extra ticket for the basketball game — yes. Makeover Yourself — Most of the makeover you need is probably mental. You are sexy, caring, a great match and to snag your next spouse you need to feel good about yourself.
Try getting a new wardrobe or a few pieces or starting a new workout routine. Have you perfected coq au vin and can't wait to share it? Don't talk about your kids. I may be alone in this one, but besides mentioning you have them, I don't think it's necessary to expand on how important they are, how much you love them, or how they are your world. Although all of those things are likely true, anyone open to dating a single parent will realize that.
If you meet the right person, there will be plenty of time to talk about your kids later. Leave your baggage at the door. I once edited a friend's profile where she started off listing qualities she's looking for in a mate. While that's not a bad thing, they were couched in phrases like, "I want someone who knows how to be flexible and doesn't always insist it's his way or the highway. It read a little like a list of what had been wrong in her previous relationship.
Guys are just as bad. However, this can be accomplished via the pre-date" banter emails, texts, messaging, reading their online dating profile, etc. After this has been communicated, I'd challenge you to try to make it through two full dates without details about your kids' lives. Saturating the first date conversation with stories of little league and honor roll won't give you or your date any intimate details about who you are. There will be a time when you get to know each other enough that you will be able to share details about your children's lives, but for now keep the conversation about you: Your hopes, dreams, books you are reading, dream vacations, best meals, what you did on your 16th birthday Nobody likes me As a parent, you may feel like other singles don't want to date you, but cut out that 'woe is me' act!
You're a parent - you don't have a life threatening disease. Kids are not necessarily a scare factor, so don't be reluctant to date someone who doesn't have kids themselves. Now, act like it and get back in the game, whether if it's with another single parent or simply a single!