What better time than Mother’s Day to celebrate what makes single mothers uniquely dateable.
We asked blogger Jo Middleton of the award-winning Slummy Single Mummy blog to tell us her 15 reasons to date a single mum.
There are currently an estimated two million single parents in the UK, the majority headed by women, so before you strike off a potential partner just before she has children think for a minute about how drastically you’re reducing your chances of meeting that special someone.
Sure, they may come with a little extra, but there are plenty of good reasons why dating a single mum makes perfect sense.
Online dating has helped about 10 million couples find each other, according to data from a 2010 Stanford University survey. It doesn’t mean you have to end up with any of these guys, but you are long overdue for a little grown-up time, single mom.
It’s been while since you’ve caught the wondering eye of someone other than your five-year-old.
Online dating is a great way for a single mom to begin looking, because you set the pace and make the decisions.
Here are a few tips to consider when getting started: There will always be liars, and you’ll run into some “interesting” folks online.
Height, weight and age are all common lies that will come out soon enough.Look for guys that don’t list their income because if they do, it’s sure to be false information or bragging, neither of which you want.Be cautious with the information you post to the dating website, as well as the information you give the guys you’re dating.Being a single parent, it’s more important than ever to protect yourself from identity thieves and hacks.Being visible online requires constant monitoring, which you can get through companies like Life Lock.You don’t have time to mess around with lying about your age or posting an old picture.