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Archive for April, 2011

What Single Parents Need To Know Before Starting To Date Again

Single parents don’t need to be single forever. Many parents get so caught up with protecting their children that they don’t know where to start in the dating world. It’s possible to keep your kids happy and healthy and still allow yourself to find companionship.

Finding Open Matches

Before you can start dating you need to find people who either have children, or are at least open to the challenges that children can present. Finding someone that is spontaneous and carefree can be a lot of fun, but it may not work if you have kids. You have to plan for sitters or plan daytime dates while the kids are in school, and there isn’t a lot of room for spontaneity. You can still have fun without losing that edge though if you able to find someone that will understand this.

Where to Meet People

There are many websites out there for single parents. You can find dating sites that target your demographic area. This makes it easy to find people to date because it’s already assumed that you have kids. Forums for single mums and dads are another good place to meet others and form lasting connections. In forums you can share experiences, discuss matters that are common among single parents, and post ads to meet other singles. You can also find speed dating services and mixers just for single parents. These are usually put together by churches, groups, and sometimes forums and dating sites will get together to organize these.