Match.com: Alpharetta a top spot for Single Dating Moms

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 theTop 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:

  1. Yonkers, NY
  2. Alpharetta, GA
  3. Newport News, VA
  4. Beverly Hills, CA
  5. New Haven, CT
  6. Schenectady, NY
  7. Olympia, WA
  8. Fairfax, VA
  9. Green Bay, WI
  10. 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?

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    motherjanegoose

    May 4th, 2011
    6:56 am

    I will take my own advice today. Even thought I was in Alpharetta yesterday, this is a topic I know nothing about and so I will bow out. I hope the rest of you have a grand day. I am off to meet children again and meet my son for lunch, so it should be a grand day for me.

    mom of 3

    May 4th, 2011
    7:18 am

    No dog in this fight either. Have a sick grandson so going to relieve my daughter and let her sleep some today. Have a good day all

    shaggy

    May 4th, 2011
    7:49 am

    Alpharetta divorce lawyers make great money on the Alpharetta “soon to be single mom” demographic.
    Bored housewife living in an Alpharetta McMansion + husband consumed with coroprate ladder and golf game ÷ Salvatore the tennis pro, who “plays” more than tennis = KACHING$$$$$ (sound heard outside of Appharetta law offices)

    Eating Boogers For The Protein

    May 4th, 2011
    7:57 am

    Loves long walks on the beach, concerts at Chastain and red wine…….

    JJ

    May 4th, 2011
    8:04 am

    Guess I need to move to Alpharetta…..

    Eating Boogers For The Protein

    May 4th, 2011
    8:14 am

    No need to move. Just lie like the majority on Match.com do

    jarvis

    May 4th, 2011
    8:19 am

    Ha! This is linked under the “BizBeat” on the front page of AJC.com. Expect a different crowd to stop by.

    mom2alex&max

    May 4th, 2011
    8:22 am

    This is how I see today’s topic progressing
    1. First few comments, somewhat reasonable, from regulars
    2. Blog link goes on front page with a vaguely suggested sex-topic title
    3. Troll invasion
    4. Topic goes off the front page
    5. Topic dies
    6. Noon: Theresa posts another topic..regulars comment..things back to normal

    mom2alex&max

    May 4th, 2011
    8:25 am

    aaaaaaaannnddd topic is on the front page with suggestive title….

    Let the trolling commence.

    Stating the Obvious

    May 4th, 2011
    8:27 am

    Alpharetta is a leader in this category because so many of the now-single mothers in that “Keeping Up with the Joneses” suburb were previously superficial, gold-diggers with mixed-up priorities who married well-to-do who treated them like garbage in their overpriced houses.

    Women who marry for money usually wind up having to EARN every cent of it due to marital neglect, abuse and/or betrayal as well as being deprived of actual love.

    JJ

    May 4th, 2011
    8:31 am

    Let’s all remember Rule #1 – DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!!!!!!!

    RJ

    May 4th, 2011
    8:37 am

    Introducing someone to your kids in 2 to 3 months seems really early.

    NAGA

    May 4th, 2011
    8:40 am

    The list includes top-dollar areas. Single moms are trying to latch on too Mr. Money bags. I live in Alpharetta & I have never seen so many “trophy wives” in my life. I have dated some single women in the area but they seem turned off by the fact that I am not a VP or President of some Fortune 500 company. I prefer the women who have more humble aspirations.

    NAGA

    May 4th, 2011
    8:43 am

    Stating – pretty clueless post. Abused/neglected women – try shelters in downtown ATL. Also, you sound like an Obama minion with this wealth envy.

    Crime is low & education in the area is top-notch. Take your bitterness elsewhere.

    JJ

    May 4th, 2011
    8:51 am

    This single mom is NOT trying to hook Mr. Money Bags…..but thank you anyway……Money is the root of all evil….and I have just enough to be a little bad..LOL…

    I won’t date for money. I won’t marry for money. I want love and companionship…..I don’t care what you have in the bank. It’s what’s in your heart and head that matter to me……And the fact that you can take care of responsibilities, including supporting any children YOU may have….

    Ryan

    May 4th, 2011
    8:53 am

    Naga
    I agree. Most single women in the atlanta area are lazy gold diggers. Then they think they find mr right and marry and more than half are divorced. Pathetic. Gotta go to church or well outside atlanta to find a decent woman. It is fun to laugh at them now with the economy being what it is.

    sue

    May 4th, 2011
    8:57 am

    All of the top cities in the survey are actually suburbs. Traditionally, families move to the suburbs while singles live in cities where there is a more active social life. Therefore, the singles in the suburbs are “once married” and have children. It makes sense that there are more single moms than non-parents dating in the suburbs.

    As for moms dating more than childless women in general….Look at the source of information. It’s match.com. Non-parents (in general) have more time to go to singles events, bars, and traditional meeting places than someone that is juggling a job, homework, and soccer games. Those time-strapped individuals look to the internet for dating opportunities, because they can do it from home at odd hours, they don’t have to devote an entire evening, or dress up, or even take a shower to “meet” someone.

    As far as meeting the kids goes, I don’t think that children should be brought in to the mix until exclusivity is established.

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    iRun

    May 4th, 2011
    9:10 am

    I’ve been married to my husband for 14 years, happily so. If it were to end, death or divorce, I wouldn’t date. Not putting in this kind of effort again.

    Also not saying I wouldn’t go with it if it just happened. But not gonna go work for it, which means it likely won’t happen.

    As for children…don’t believe they should meet anyone a parent dates until the relationship reaches a near-marriage point (even if marriage never happens and it results in life-long companionship).

    Techmom

    May 4th, 2011
    9:24 am

    Again, another statistical analysis that does not lead to any conclusions. How about the fact that there are more divorced singles in Alpharetta than singles (b/c most single people aren’t going to live in McMansionville- they live in Sandy Springs or ITP).

    My husband works in Alpharetta and mentioned a couple of weeks ago two particular restaurants that are evidently known as the “ex-trophy wife” pick up spots. A couple of single guys that he works with frequent there b/c it’s easy to get a hook-up.

    Dumped by Ex-Wife

    May 4th, 2011
    9:29 am

    It doesn’t matter if you tell the kids you are dating unless they are young. You definitely don’t need to tell them you are getting married all of a sudden. iRun would change her tune if she actually went through a divorce. If she is having to put in a lot of effort/work in her marriage then she really isn’t as happy as she states.

    No Fat Chicks

    May 4th, 2011
    9:32 am

    Why would a guy want to meet a single mom?

    I don’t understand that. Nor do I take the claim about the number of single mothers dating too seriously.

    “I prefer the women who have more humble aspirations.”
    +1! And they’re usually a lot more fun to be around, too. :)

    joe

    May 4th, 2011
    9:32 am

    Should have said, Alpharetta is prime cougar hunting territory…badda bing, ya’ll.

    Enemas for Good Health

    May 4th, 2011
    9:37 am

    @NAGA

    last time I was in Alpharetta, I saw a lot of trophy wives too……Seems most of them were not first place.

    Doubt32

    May 4th, 2011
    9:38 am

    iRun, you said that now, but you don’t how you would react in that situation. Speaking from a divorced single parent of 6 years, needs and wants have to be met! Sometimes loneliness can kick in and you just want some companionship.

    Does Alpharetta have nice single-parents who are just looking for a little fun or just people who are looking to take advantage of the situation?

    Enemas for Good Health

    May 4th, 2011
    9:38 am

    @Techmom

    You got an address for that restaurant?

    OtisTheDrunk

    May 4th, 2011
    9:42 am

    “two particular restaurants that are evidently known as the “ex-trophy wife” pick up spots.”

    Oh Techmom…..pleeze let us in on those two Alpharetta restaurant names! I’m looking for some new dining options! :)

    Anyone else with some possible guesses?

    NAGA

    May 4th, 2011
    9:45 am

    JJ – you need to get your facts straight. Money is not the root of all evil but the love of money is the root of all evil. I know plenty of good people in North Fulton that are loaded but prefer to spend their money on missions trips, supporting the less fortunate, etc. Yet you consider this evil???

    No, dating single moms has pros & cons:

    Pros:
    (1) Usually easier to get some action from single moms
    (2) Do not necessarily have to play alot of mind games
    (3) They appreciate a man who is very sensitive much more than a women who has never been married
    (4) Usually are more mature

    Cons:
    (1) Will, at some time, have to have the talk about “what went wrong with the first, second, etc. marriage”
    (2) Tough sometimes finding a baby sitter
    (3) At some point the children will want to call you daddy

    Stating the Obvious

    May 4th, 2011
    9:49 am

    I hope the young men reading this articl who are now all excited about chasing after these available divorcees and single mothers in Alpharetta have some information on the rate of STDs the women in those demographic are carrying (& spreading) in that city.

    NAGA

    May 4th, 2011
    9:50 am

    For the restuarants alluded to by techmom, my guesses would be:

    Village Tavern
    Sage Woodfire Tavern

    Enemas for Good Health

    May 4th, 2011
    9:51 am

    No one has ever wanted to call me daddy.

    JJ

    May 4th, 2011
    10:00 am

    NAGA – You new to this earth? That saying has been around for YEARS!!!!!

    Sylvania

    May 4th, 2011
    10:02 am

    I’d be very leery of any statistics coming from Match.com.

    I doubt very seriously whether a person would wait 2-3 months before introducing their kids to their new date. After 2-3 months of dating most couples are getting busy if it’s working out, and I doubt most women would cross that line without having introduced her kids to her new beau.

    OtisTheDrunk

    May 4th, 2011
    10:04 am

    Thanks NAGA…Sage was on my “guess list” but forgot about Village Tavern. Might throw Pure Taqueria in as a possibility too.

    There are not many Alpharetta “nightclubs” type places etc. other than Wild Wing Cafe to hear some good live music.

    Enemas for Good Health

    May 4th, 2011
    10:08 am

    Alpharetta is an old native American word meaning “Whitey scared of downtown”

    joe

    May 4th, 2011
    10:20 am

    @Enima…Racist much? Hater…

    Enemas for Good Health

    May 4th, 2011
    10:23 am

    Which is why I live in town.

    iRun

    May 4th, 2011
    10:32 am

    I suppose when I made my comment I was thinking that the only situation I can really think of where I’d be single again would be if my husband died. And my relationship with him is so special and something we’ve both worked very hard on that I just don’t see it happening again.

    You’re right, perhaps I’d change my tune if we went through a divorce. But at this point I cannot imagine what would cause us to divorce. We like each other, we get along, we’ve learned how to fight well, we enjoy spending time together, and we still like the “romantic” side of things. Unless all that changes then I don’t see divorce in our future. Somebody may say “infidelity”, which would definitely ruin things…but I just don’t see that ever being a problem for either of us. Neither of us had hotdog tendencies before marriage, so we’re not “player” types who shudder in revulsion at the thought of only one sexual partner.

    And, yes, Dumped by Ex-Wife, my husband and I worked on all those things. I can’t imagine being married for so long without having to work at it and learn to actually live in harmony. You don’t just KNOW these things at birth, or learn them in any other way.

    Like I said, if I were single after being married to my husband and knowing the investment we had I just don’t think I’d want to have another go.

    MomsRule

    May 4th, 2011
    10:39 am

    Village Tavern? Really? I find that very surprising.

    Enemas for Good Health

    May 4th, 2011
    10:45 am

    We need some internet dating stories…….

    I’ll start.

    Met this woman who was much larger in person than the photos on her profile. We met for dinner and it became obvious how she got to be rotund. She tore through her meal like my dog does. She was finished before I was half way through mine, and I am a fast eater………Then……This was crazy…..She picked her plate up and licked it clean.

    True story…..She was from Alpharetta.

    The deal breaker was her deception. Of course, had she not deceived me about her girth, then the plate licking would have been the deal breaker.

    Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

    May 4th, 2011
    10:48 am

    Enemas — that cannot be true — stop it!!!! too funny.

    I have stumbled into a new social media site that is described as an online book club where you can share things you want other people to read — here is the link if anyone is interested. I had never heard of it before — http://www.scribd.com/about

    Theresa Walsh Giarrusso

    May 4th, 2011
    10:52 am

    Also tweeted this last night — a mom designer has made these cute printable flash cards for Teacher Appreciation week that say T is fro thoughtful, E is for engaging, A is for attentive, C is for creative, H is for helpful, E is for encouraging, R is for resourceful. You can print of card stock and decorate with or present with little present — I printed out last night and am going to use with little popcorn/movie gift we are giving Walsh’s teacher — I picked up a big popcorn bowl at Hobby Lobby and filled it with “The King’s Speech”, popcorn and theater-type candy — the movie is on sale at Target for $10!

    Here is the link for the cards — Moms this is really cute for Teacher Appreciation Week– FREE PRINTABLE flash cards to thank te… http://bit.ly/jpEU3t

    Dumped by Ex-Wife

    May 4th, 2011
    10:53 am

    I was married for 25 years…happily married for 15. Had a trophy wife, if that means beautiful. At least to me. Alpharetta used to be where you could find “normal” women. It has gotten to where every woman wants a Brad Pitt or Bill Gates as long as there is money and partying.

    iRun

    May 4th, 2011
    11:08 am

    Dumped by Ex-Wife, I guess by your screen name that means the it was the last 10 years that weren’t happy? I ask because I can say that my husband and I struggled for the first 6 years, trying to figure out to be happy and married and happily married. I like to think we figured it out, for us.

    Personally, no interest in partying. I like to run, trail run, hike, camp, garden, and read, go mountain biking with husband and son, run 5Ks with my husband and son (that’s the only time I do 5K’s…when running alone I prefer long distance), and have dinner at Manuel’s Tavern every Sunday night with my family (great beer on tap). And I like my job.

    If my husband died I imagine I would keep these interests. Only I wouldn’t get to share it with him anymore, which would be sad for me. I’d still get to share it with my son, at least until he leaves home in another 10 years.

    Jeff

    May 4th, 2011
    1:43 pm

    Hey everyone, it only has to work out once!

    Enemas for Good Health

    May 4th, 2011
    1:59 pm

    So you would keep dating a plate licker Jeff?

    Old Sandra

    May 4th, 2011
    2:42 pm

    Well, This is my second marriage. My first one was not good and I never wanted to get married again. I just wanted to have the occasional date. Luckily my husband convinced me otherwise. I am surprised that there are more single women on the prowl (at least on Match and in Alpharetta) than single women. It was hard when I was single to even get up the energy for the occasional date. As far as the two – three month introduction, of the people that I dated the only ones that my son (only child at the time) ever met was a guy who became a good friend and my husband. I just don’t think that it would be in a child’s best interest to have a parade of men trotting through their life.

    motherjanegoose

    May 4th, 2011
    2:47 pm

    Enemas for Photos of Bin Laden

    May 4th, 2011
    4:16 pm

    Parade of men? You don’t introduce them to every guy you date, only the one you think will work. I’ve dated single moms before and some I met the children, some I did not. those I that I did not meet was because it was not going to work and never got that far. No….Not the plate licker.