What you'll find Although the profile is more cumbersome than SingleParentsMingle. It is free to sign up to browse just like most sites, but extra access gives you better features -- such as more direct contact. What you'll find Filling out your profile is really cumbersome on this site -- it's broken out into over seven pages of steps. That's too much work! However, we do like the search functionality on this site, and the display of photos is nice to look at.
It's a great business practice, I'm sure -- but once you see the profile, you may not want to fill it out. It's a lot to answer and not presented to the user in the best way. As for the cost, we don't really know how much it is -- it's too time-consuming to fill out the profile that we never even got far enough to be told what it would cost to upgrade our free membership. What you'll find The cool thing is you can browse who's online without signing in. Maybe that will entice you to fill out the form?
We like the search page on this site, for sure. Dating grade The site is good for those who are willing to put in the time. It does have a good search results page, so we give it a C. More dating on SheKnows. This leaves you wondering things like: The list goes on. The most frustrating aspect about Tinder: Yeah, I said that! What makes it unique is women have to pitch the first message. Guys cannot contact you first. This is a huge pro. Like Tinder, Bumble is easy to set up. It uses your Facebook information and within seconds, voila!
My experience with Tinder was that men could waste your precious single-mom minutes messaging you back and forth. So if I make a mistake or want a second look at someone, I can backtrack and revisit a potential match. This feels like a waste of time when you match with someone only to find out that, bam! Phone apps are quick to install and use but often come with glitches. Messages often freeze or are never received. Additionally, because men tend to simply look at the photos without reading the profile blurb, some were caught off-guard and turned off when they discovered I was a mom.
Additional apps to try: Match lets you narrow your search terms, including whether your date has kids and his income range, which helps you filter. Photos are easy to upload, and you can pick and choose how many questions you want to answer or leave blank. Match also does meetup events, which are great—but be prepared: If you live in the suburbs, you will have to go to the nearest city to attend.
In order to message people, you have to pay for a subscription. The pro here is that men who are paying are more likely to message back and make dates. A website is more difficult and takes more time than an app, hands down. However, you can filter your matches better. I recommend signing up when you can find a Groupon. Single Parent Meet Pros: