Single Parent Meet Pros: The site doesn’t ask for copious amounts of information, but there were questions and places to “display” my personality.It was easy to upload photos off my computer, and I was up and running in minutes.You can narrow your search to weed out certain things you don’t want. It’s possible your location will be different from my location, but the majority of men with profiles were older than 55 or had “questionable” single parent statuses.I wouldn’t be surprised if some were never single parents and simply thought a single mom might be “easy prey.” As for the 55 year old, his children are most likely long gone from his home.So if I make a mistake or want a second look at someone, I can backtrack and revisit a potential match.Cons: Like on Tinder, you’re searching men knowing very little about them.This feels like a waste of time when you match with someone only to find out that, bam!You’ve got no desire to go out with this jobless fool.
I got a few decent dates from Ok Cupid with actual nice guys, but I also got a ton of messages from guys way too young for me looking for a MILF (barf), or who fake their profiles (adding kids) to scam me.
Photos are easy to upload, and you can pick and choose how many questions you want to answer or leave blank.
Match also does meetup events, which are great—but be prepared: If you live in the suburbs, you will have to go to the nearest city to attend.
Cons: A website is more difficult and takes more time than an app, hands down. You will get emailed by anyone and everyone though, whether they’re in your search parameters or not, so be prepared.
Also, unless you subscribe, it’s difficult to use for a trial period to see if you want to pay for their subscription.
Phone apps are quick to install and use but often come with glitches. Additionally, because men tend to simply look at the photos without reading the profile blurb, some were caught off-guard and turned off when they discovered I was a mom. Additional apps to try: • Hinge • JSwipe (the newest Jewish dating app) Match Pros: Match is obviously well-known, so chances are there will be a fair selection of guys (though I can’t promise they’ll be great).