I have multiple single mom and dad friends using online dating services to find matches — some successfully (the dads) and not so successfully (the moms).
The Huffington Post recently wrote an article about how to create your online profile without looking divorced and desperate. Some of the tips included: Be honest about weight. Have a friend help you edit it down. Be tastefully sexy — a little cleavage, not your boobs hanging out. Post multiple photos. And do mention the kids.
So I am wondering what are your best tips and tricks to be successful meeting men online when you have children?
So here are my questions:
How long after the break up do you wait to date? Do you have to wait for the actual divorce?
Is there a better service for single moms? Do you like Match.com or eHarmony or something else? Does one cater to older people with kids? Do you think the Christian dating site would have more sincere people?
What do you put on your profile? What are you looking for on his profile? What are key words to use or look for?
What are some red flags on a profile?
Do you want a guy that has never been married, divorced or widowed?
How much do you believe on their profiles? How do you suss out if they are full of it?
Do you want him to have kids too (so he gets it) or does that just complicate things?
How much do you talk about your kids with him?
When do you introduce him to your kids?
Do you ever do overnights with the kids in the house?
Do you think men bring women around to help out with the kids?
Are online dating services the best ways for single moms to find dates? Would work, church or schools be better?