Finding Love Online As A Single Parent
Article by Seala
As a single parent, trying to find a date…can be a nightmare. You often sit and wonder where to find love. Being a single parent, our number one priority is our children(s) safety, and it should be. Also, many single parents put their own happiness on the “back burner”. Some are scared that if they find a date, they will in some way be neglecting their child. This is absurd, as you finding love can only bring additional happiness into their life. But there are many dating tips to keep in mind when dating with kids.
All of us hope for a miracle that few actually find. Sure, it would be nice to meet Prince Charming at the hardware store. This would be great, but how often does it happen? How much do you know about this person upon meeting? What if your child is with you? You certainly don’t want to arrange a date in their presence. Also, if they are not with you…do you disclose the fact that you have a child? You have to be so careful, as you know nothing about this complete stranger.
This gives dating online an instant advantage. You can go at your own pace and really almost “shop” for what you are looking for. I wouldn’t recommend browsing any classified site personals, as this can be very dangerous. Rather look for an online date site that offers a sense of security and plenty of fun.
Many dating sites offer free memberships, allowing you to browse their members. This is fine, but why “buy the cow if you get the milk for free”? Eventually, you will want to join a date site in order to really benefit. If someone really takes this experience seriously and is honestly in it to find love online, they will have a membership. If you find people sending you “winks” or “nudges”…but never take that next step, it’s hard to believe they are that interested if they don’t think you are worth joining for. This is a way of weeding out those that are only there to pass time.
When creating your profile, pay attention to detail. Use this profile page to let others know just how important your children are to you. This will let them know up front who you are. It also helps to prevent you from wasting your time with those who are not interested in children and also will let you know who really is reading your profile.
By browsing other profiles, you have the option of dating single parents too. There are various ways to search a date site and many options to choose from. Get the most out of your experience, there is nothing wrong with being picky. This is your chance to be in control of love and specify exactly what it is you are looking for.
It IS possible to find love online, I am living proof. I met my fiance online and had plenty of fun during the process. Take a chance, you have nothing to lose, but plenty to gain. I hope these dating tips will be of some help and I wish you the best on your journey to meeting your soul-mate.
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About the Author
Seala, a mother of two, has spent quite a bit of time online. Just a few short years ago, she was a single Mom of a two year old and met her fiance online. A bit skeptical, at first, four years later they have a daughter of their own. This proving that love does exist and it is possible to find online. Aside from raising her two kids, Seala now spends her time speaking and writing about online dating possibilities.