Being a single mom isn’t easy. Can we all just take a minute to acknowledge that? Mainly because in the real world, it’s unlikely anyone will lend a minute, or even a second, to pat you on the back and say job well done. And while it’s somewhat exhausting raising kids alone, it’s safe to say most single moms go into the online dating world with a good amount of hesitation (even though single moms make up a surprising 44% of women on dating sites).
But that doesn’t have to be the case.
Online dating is a great option for busy moms - you can do it at night, after you put the kids to sleep, while hanging out in your sweatpants. And you can get to know a lot about a date long before you even exchange numbers or agree to meet up.
So, to help make this move a little less intimidating, we’ve put together a list of the dating sites we think every single mom should be on:
Zoosk is aimed at busy singles who don’t have a ton of time to invest in the whole online dating process - and if anyone knows busy, it’s single mothers.
Why does Zoosk stand out? The site’s intuitive approach to pairing singles - their Behavioral Matchmaking - continuously learns your likes and dislikes and suggests matches based on these preferences. So the more you use it the better it understands what you’re looking for.
Which means you can cut straight through to the singles who are worth your time.
And moms will appreciate that Zoosk takes safety very seriously.
Their photo verification software ensures that any photo uploaded to the site is the real deal - so you'll never wonder if the person you’re speaking to is too good to be true.
Probably the dating site with the most name recognition, Match.com has grown into one of the biggest and best dating sites since its inception twenty years ago.
The dating site’s search tool is perfect for moms who want to filter by kids, income, age, religion and other deal breakers. And one of the best parts of Match actually occurs offline.
They regularly host meetup events, such as bar and restaurant outings, which creates the kind of community you won’t find on any other site.
Elite Singles is one of the most popular dating sites around, but still manages to offer a uniquely personalized experience.
The site’s compatibility model takes a psychological approach to matching, and is based on your answers to a wide range of questions.
These questions cover everything - from the personal to the general - and, of course, there are the ever important ones about children.
And when you filter like this from the outset, you’ll save a lot of time later on, knowing you won’t be matched with anyone who doesn’t want kids or isn’t ready for a family. Because who has time for that?
So if you’re a single mom who’s ready to get back to dating, try giving one of these sites a try and see the difference for yourself. Or if you're still not sure which dating site is for you, answer these 5 questions and get matched with the right site.