Match.com has searched its database and found the top cities in the U.S. where single moms are having more luck finding matches (on Match.com) than single ladies without kids.
Did that confuse you? Here’s the official explanation from Match.com:
“In celebration of the single mother, Match.com has released a list of the ‘Top 10 Cities for Dating Single Moms’ on its official blog Up To Date. The list was compiled using Match.com’s unparalleled data on American singles to pinpoint top locations where women with children have had more success meeting someone through Match.com than those without kids. The number one spot where single moms rule the dating scene was claimed by Yonkers, New York with Alpharetta, Georgia coming in as a close second. Below is the full list of top 10 cities:
- Yonkers, NY
- Alpharetta, GA
- Newport News, VA
- Beverly Hills, CA
- New Haven, CT
- Schenectady, NY
- Olympia, WA
- Fairfax, VA
- Green Bay, WI
- Rockville, MD
So what they are saying is that single moms in Alpharetta are making more matches on Match.com than single ladies without kids in Alpharetta. Are there any single ladies without kids in Alpharetta? What do you make of this stat? Does this seem to ring true?
Match.com also commissioned a single parents dating survey. An independent group of 5,200 US singles were polled for this study which was designed by biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher and underwritten by Binghamton University.
From Match.com web site;
“Results from a recent study by Match.com showed that single parents in the US are dating more (21%) compared to singles without children (16%). The study also looked at how these singles felt about issues such as the appropriate amount of time to wait before introducing children to your new partner and how to tell a child about a new romance. Specific results include:
Single Parents are dating more than singles without kids: 21% of single parents are currently dating someone versus 16% of singles without kids; 35% of single parents have been on a first date in the past year versus 27% of singles without kids How/When are single parents introducing kids into the mix: 25% of singles would wait 2-3 months before introducing the person they’re dating to their kids; When the time comes to introduce their partner to their children, 58% of singles said they would first invite their children and date to an activity outside of the house.”
So what do you make of this survey? Are you surprised that single parents are getting out more than singles? Do you think people wait 2 to 3 months to introduce the kids to your new date?