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Match Looks To Help Single Parents Find Love This Fall

From the Editor / Single Mommy Stuff / September 24, 2013

Match Looks To Help Single Parents Find Love This Fall

As a single mom and a blogger, I have talked to and interviewed many other single parents and we all agree upon one thing, “Dating is difficult to do as a single parent.”  It isn’t easy meeting someone with kids in tow and who has time to hang out in bars and clubs?  I know I most certainly don’t!  Thus the questions always comes up, “How do I get back out there?”  Followed by, “I don’t even remember how to date.”

For me, dating has been a chore!  What’s more is FINDING someone to date has been like finding a needle in a haystack!   I live in the suburbs and everyone seems to move from LA out here, once they get married.  There aren’t a lot of single guys around.  I’m not one to go to bars and clubs unless a friend is having a birthday gathering at one, so I have no idea where the single men are.  During my son’s extracurricular activities, I try to scope out the single dads but you have to be very careful when doing this.  First off, you don’t want to do a lot of staring, you have to kind of slick about it when checking for a wedding ring.  Second of all, people seem to know that YOU are the single mom and try to “protect” their men at all costs, as if you are a husband thief or something.  It actually gets kind of crazy, so I pretty much stay to myself, bring a book or magazine and not make too much small talk, especially with the men.  Crazy right?

As single parents, we have some much on our plates that getting out there and actually meeting someone in the grocery store or your kid’s softball game may happen to some but not for too many of us, so what do we do?  Match.com recognizes what we, as single parents are going through and believe that we don’t have to give up on our search for love because of our situations.  As a matter of fact, there are over 1/3 of Match.com members who are single parents who want to meet other single parents. How cool is that?  To be able to find other single parents who are looking for love, just like you, in one place…YES!

I know some of you are thinking, Ty, online dating? You can’t be serious?  Trust me, I can understand your apprehension, that’s why I thought it would be a great idea to go to the source (actually they came to me) to ask the questions that we, as single parents have about online dating and why we should choose Match. com.  Take a look…

I hope that interview, helped answer the questions that you have about online dating and why you should choose Match.com so here’s the BIG NEWS…

Match.com is launching a series of Stir happy hour events, just for US…SINGLE PARENTS near you!

Are you excited yet? If not, I will leave you with a few facts about online dating, as it relates to single parents and Match.com…

  • We have 2x’s the dating success by using online dating, than those single parents who don’t.
  • 67% of men are open to dating single mom’s vs only 50% of women.
  • 1/3 of Match.com members are single between the ages of 23-50.
  • There has been an 180% increase of single parents joining Match.com over the last four years.
  • Thursday nights and Saturday nights are the most popular “date nights” among single parents and they prefer early evening dates (7-9pm).

Now that I have provided all of the info and asked all of the questions, it’s your turn to do something for yourself and give Match.com a try.  Sign up NOW for Match.com!

What are you views on being a single parent and online dating?

What has been your experience in online dating?

the sexy single mommy

Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored post.” Match.com, who sponsored it compensated me via monetary compensation. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 

Photo Credits: Match.com, blog.match.com

 


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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.




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10 Comments

on September 24, 2013

This post was funny in the beginning!!!

    on September 24, 2013

    It’s real life!

on September 24, 2013

I’m born and raised in LA and I moved to Dallas, Tx a few years ago. I live in the suburbs because it is good for the kids. The schools are great they are able to walk outside without the gang environment. Now with all of that the burbs are not a good place for a single person lol. With work, school, kids activities, etc. who has the time to go out. I tried online dating a while back and it just wasn’t for me. I say that because I think I didn’t have the correct tools to use that platform correctly as well as I don’t think I was really ready for dating at that time.

    on September 24, 2013

    Niekka, I totally understand on the time thing because as single moms, are time is always occupied BUT when will be the perfect time to find love because we are entitled to it, too.

on September 24, 2013

I’ve also noticed that tendency to scope for single dads, but I hesitate about dating in my kids’ parent crowd…oh, the embarrassment for the teen. But where else do we meet men, seriously. Not a lot of single guys at the soccer field during little people practice.

    on September 24, 2013

    LOL! I have to agree. I sucks when you are the “single mom” at your kids activities. Actually, after learning about Match.com stats about single parents, I think it’s a great place to start, especially if you can attend a Stir event and there are only songle parents there. I think that is a good idea!

on September 24, 2013

I think these events sound great. But me? I’m gun shy. My friends have all said I cannot date without proper committee approval. 😀

    on September 24, 2013

    Approval of you going out on a date. HA!

on September 24, 2013

Yup. My friends want to approve the man, to be sure I don’t mess up again. They have an informal committee. It’s sad 😉

    on September 24, 2013

    Now that’s interesting!



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