Dating as a single parent – why there’s nothing to fear
Diving back into the dating world can be daunting for anyone. It could be because your last relationship is still fresh in your mind, you feel you need some time to be on your own, or you may have concerns about committing to date again because you have a little one to care for. Having children and being a single parent is a key factor when it comes to people choosing to put their love life on the backburner, because they think they need to focus on their family rather than themselves. However, in reality, there’s probably room for both family and dating in your life and here are five reasons why we think single parents should lay their minds to rest when it comes to getting back out there.
There are people in the same boat
Out of the users currently on RSVP who shared information on their family status, 45% have children. This means that nearly half of the people on RSVP are in the same boat as you, so there’s no reason to not be yourself or not share every aspect of your life with people when online dating because there’s basically a 50% chance that they’re in the same position as you.
Online dating used to be reserved for the few people who were looking for something extremely specific or for people who simply couldn’t get dates. Now online dating is just another, if not, a better way to meet people. The best part is, that if you’re a single parent you can browse people to connect with in a time that suits you, on any device.
You’re in control
The beauty about online dating is you can outline exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to a potential date. This can mean anything from being specific about hair colour or it can mean outlining that you’re looking for someone who is okay and supportive of the fact that you’re currently a single parent.
It actually maximizes time rather than draining it
Unlike the dating scene of old, it is becoming less likely that people meet in bars or at the office. So, with more people heading online does that mean people are now destined to spend yet more hours glued to mobile screens in order to find company? Online dating actually saves you time rather than taking it away, instead of leaving the house with the blind hope of meeting someone who wants what you do, you can now find thousands of people just like you. In the case of RSVP some of the vetting is done for you with the likes of matches. RSVP also sends you people who you may not have even thought would be a match based off historical success data. When it comes to the cost associated, users on RSVP are also able to indicate if they’re interested in each other before a single dollar is spent. So not only is your time not wasted, neither is your money.
People are looking for someone just like you Only 3.8% of RSVP’s database, which is made up of hundreds of thousands of Australians have said that they don’t want to date people with children. You know what this means? There are literally thousands of people who are looking for someone just like you. There are people out there who are going to be attracted to your life experience as opposed to be threatened by it. So, there’s really no reason not to give it a go.