Most people are looking for “the one”, but as most of us know, it’s not that easy. Being a single mom is one of the hardest jobs on the planet and finding time to do anything, let alone making time to find a partner can sometimes feel impossible. But just like everyone else on the planet, single mothers deserve romance too!
However, thanks to modern technology, mothers don’t have to go out to busy nightclubs and bars to find a partner. There is a wide range of dating apps and websites like making it much easier to find the right person. Although you can’t be guaranteed that you will successfully find a partner, there is no shame in giving it a go. 

Are Dating Apps Just for Young, Single People?

You might assume that most dating apps are for people in their twenties, but there are a variety of apps and dating sites targeted at people of all ages. Some dating services only allow single parents to create a profile. 
These services are ideal for those who are looking for someone who understands what it takes to take care of children by themselves. Plenty of people who don’t have kids don’t understand how challenging it can be, especially when you are raising them all by yourself. Having a shoulder to cry on with someone who knows exactly what you are going through can help when raising children. 
Plenty of people who don’t have children can’t stand parents who talk about their kids a lot. Because parents spend each day making sure their children are safe, making sure dinner is always on the table, and that they get to school in time, it's hard not to talk about them frequently. At the end of the day, most parent’s lives revolve around their family. Very few people who don’t have children of their own can understand how rewarding and how difficult it is to raise kids. On the dating scene, it's sometimes difficult to find a topic to talk about with a potential partner, however, if you are both single parents, talking about your family is a great way to break the ice. 

Don’t Create a Dating Profile until you are Ready

Before you start scrolling through potential profile pictures on your phone, ask yourself if you are ready for the dating world, especially if you have been out of the dating scene for a long period. Just because you have spoken to someone online, and you seemed to have got on extremely well, you might still get rejected. This can have a damaging impact on your self-esteem, so you have to be fully prepared for the possibility of rejection. Unfortunately, rejection is part of the dating game. Think about it, a person you have been chatting online shows up to meet you for a cup of coffee, takes one look at you and runs away. Ask yourself if you are mentally prepared for a situation like that.
If you are strong enough for setbacks like that, then it's probably time to get yourself out there.

How to decide what Photograph you should use for your Profile?

Setting up a dating profile is very similar to creating a profile on most social media platforms. You’ll have to provide the service with some personal information such as your date of birth, full name, and email address, but apart from that, it's pretty straightforward. 
Once your account is set up and ready to go, your next step is to find photographs of yourself so when others land on your profile, this is the first thing they will see. If you are not sure what picture to use, consider asking friends or family members for their honest advice. Don’t ask someone who is going to tell you that you look amazing in each photograph, find someone who will be brutally honest.
Although it might be tempting to post an image of you on holidays wearing a bikini ten years ago, instead, use a more recent picture. An image of you doing something you enjoy, perhaps climbing a mountain, or baking cakes are often great profile pictures. 
If you are confident with your body, consider posting a full body shot. This shows you have nothing to hide and, if you do meet up in person they are going to know what you look like anyway. If you throw up a photograph that doesn't look like you, you will be full of regret when you go on a date. 


The dating world can be a very scary place, and unfortunately, so can the internet. Avoid giving anyone online your private details. There are plenty of scam artists on dating sites, fishing for vulnerable people to squeeze cash out of. Whatever you do, don’t send money to anyone you have met on a dating site, even if they give you a horrific sob story. In recent years, romance scammers have been flooding dating sites hoping to extort money from innocent people looking for love. By providing these crooks with personal details they can take advantage of you and steal your identity. 


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