"In my coaching practice, I suggest that single moms do the inside work to get really clear about their wants, needs, values and beliefs and get in touch with their intuition," says Kerri Zane, single-mom lifestyle expert and author of It Takes All 5: A Single Mom's Guide to Finding the Real One.Once you've decided that you're ready to date, it might feel impossible to find the time.The sites we gave positive reviews to had many things in common.
If they didn’t meet the following characteristics we look for in a dating site, we gave them the review they deserved – a negative one."It's important to engage your village, friends, family who can support you with time-sharing and babysitting," Zane says.Parents who have a shared custody agreement may have evenings without the kids that they can use to schedule dates. You fill out a profile and it matches you with other like-minded mothers in your area." A potential friend and someone to swap babysitting with? Dating has changed since you were single, and so have you.Read our completely unbiased reviews, written by single parents like yourself.We don’t receive any monetary compensation from any dating site, nor do we work for any dating site. Out of all the websites we tested, only these three deserve a notable mention.You have to know what dating sites to use and which to avoid.For that, among other key pieces of advice, we have you covered!If activities seem too hard on your schedule or psyche right now, Zane says to look into the Internet dating scene."They are fun, flirty, and super ego boosters," says Zane.Since hitting the bars is out, start by "dating" for friends, Baumgartner suggests.Look for people who like to do the same things as you do. They offer a casual group setting and regularly scheduled meet-ups, and allow you to do something while you're getting to know the other person.