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Being a single parent and doing dating isn't easy. However, it is possible. Several single parents dating sites make finding love as a parent a lot easier. We have listed a few of them so you can have a look to see which site is perfect for you.

1. Single Parent Dating

Single Parent Dating is probably very different from your idea of what a single parent dating site is like. Mainly because here it's humans, not algorithms, who facilitate matches.

Operating in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia, Single Parent Dating has been around since 1991 and is a well-respected matchmaking service. To become a member, you fill out a quick registration form. Then someone will call you to explain a bit about the matchmaking process and how much it will cost approximately to become a member. If you enjoy the sounds of it, a phone interview will be set up. This interview is a video call where a matchmaker targeting your area will decide whether they think you are a fit for any of their members or the general type of members they attract. They will only let you become a member if they believe they can help you find love.

Once accepted to Single Parent Dating, you sit back and wait for dating single mothers to call you and tell you that you have a lunch date.

Pros of Single Parent Dating:

  • You get a completely personalized service
  • Professionals do all the matchmaking
  • You don't have to waste time swiping left or right, or incessantly search for a date, nor partake in conversations that suddenly stop
  • Members on It's Just Lunch are serious about finding love—they aren't there for hookups
  • You won't meet someone who is against dating a single parent as the matchmakers will have vetted the person thoroughly first—this makes
Cons of Single Parent Dating:
  • You can't look among the other members yourself and indicate you're interested in someone—all matchmaking is done by their matchmakers
  • You may have to wait weeks, or even a month for a new date
  • You and your date have to pay for the lunches out of your own pockets

Customer experience

If you're serious about finding love, find online dating a waste of time, and willing to pay for a professional service, then Single Parent Dating is great. If you want to do the searching yourself, spend little to no money, and are willing to send lots of messages to get to know a plethora of people, then it's not for you.

2. SingleParentMeet

As the name implies, Single Parent Meet is one of best dating sites for single parents. You might find one or two people on there who aren't single parents but happy to date them.

Single Parent Meet offers a straightforward online dating experience. It's a traditional dating site that has all the things needed for a seamless experience.

Pros of SingleParentMeet
  • It's easy to sign up
  • When filling out your profile you are asked questions about your interests and personality that you can opt to answer (or not)
  • You can search for other members using various search criteria and you are also offered matches by the site
  • You can message others, as well as send flirts and gifts
  • The primary photo uploaded is reviewed which helps, to some extent, to prevent fake members
  • An app is available
  • Babysitters available through the site
Cons of SingleParentMeet
  • It's not a particularly exciting online dating experience
  • There is no way of verifying profiles
  • There's a fee if you want to use all the different features of the site (unlike sites like Bumble and Tinder that are fully functional without payment)
  • A fairly small niche dating site (i.e. it doesn't have a large membership base)

Customer Experience

SingleParentMeet is a great site if you want to be dating a single mom, or dad. It's functional and easy to use. Unfortunately, it doesn't have that many members.

3. SingleParentMatch

Single mothers looking for love, as well as dating as a single dad looking for love can get a boost. One of the oldest single parent dating websites, it's been around since 2001!

Pros of SingleParentMatch
  • SingleParentMatch is launched by a well-known company to operate it
  • Advanced search allows up to 30 search filters
  • It has been around since 2001
  • You can contact a dating coach through the site if you want tips and tricks for dating
  • Ideas for first messages to send to matches
  • Audio greeting available for your profile
  • Can select what parts of your profile are visible
  • The profiles can be made detailed by taking a personality test
  • Photos are reviewed by staff
  • You can blog on the site
Cons of SingleParentMatch
  • To use the site properly, you need to pay for a membership
  • There's no way to verify your profile
  • There aren't many members
  • It's not an innovative app/website

Customer experience

If you're looking for a lot of member activity and a fancy website/app then Single Parent Match isn't for you. If, on the other hand, you're looking for a place to start your online dating journey then this is an easy site/app to use. What's more, it's specifically designed for single parents.

4. eHarmony

One of the oldest and most popular online dating sites, eHarmony is a single parents dating site to be reckoned with. Unlike popular apps like Tinder where members are matched based on location and a few other rather shallow requirements, eHarmony matches members based on personality. To join, you have to take an extensive test.

Pros of eHarmony
  • Their matchmaking algorithm is unique
  • The need to fill out an extensive personality tests ensures less serious members are kept at bay
  • You won't find any bots here
  • It's an incredibly popular site with about 29M members worldwide
Cons of eHarmony
  • It's a pricey site compared to many others
  • You only get so many matches per day (though you can search for more that aren't generated from the personality test)
  • It's not a site specifically for single parents

Customer experience

eHarmony is a golden oldie among dating sites for single parents and offers an experience with a difference. While expensive, it brings you something for the price. If looking to meet a lot of single parents interested in a serious relationship, it's a good site. If you want something economical, or something focused on parents, you might be better off with a single parents dating site.

5. EliteSingles

EliteSingles is a single parent dating website designed for single professionals. The majority of the users are well educated and looking for a serious relationship.

Pros of EliteSingles
  • 80% of members hold a univeristy degree
  • You have to take a personality test to match with others, ensuring members are serious about finding a match
  • 90% of members are 30+ (as are most single parents)
  • 13M members worldwide
  • Allows you to comment on members' photos and other unique ways of connecting
Cons of EliteSingles
  • Doesn't specifically target single parents
  • Fairly pricey
  • If you're looking to date people in their 20s there are less members available than some other sites

Customer experience

EliteSingles offers a well-designed dating site and single parent dating app. Their personality test might not be as in-depth as that of eHarmony, but other profile elements and innovative ways to connect members make up for it. It's a great site with lots of members worldwide. However, it does not specifically target single mothers looking for love, or single dads looking for love.

6. JustSingleParents

A UK dating sites with sister sites overseas, JustSingleParents is a popular options for those looking for a niche single parent dating site.

Pros of JustSingleParents
  • Launched already in 2009, so has a solid reputation by now
  • Has about 2M members, which is more than many niche sites
  • Has a support team you can actually speak with
  • Connects you to a wider network of dating sites—can be a pro or a con depending on how you see it
  • Allows you to create a detailed profile which makes it easier both to meet others and get found
  • Profiles are verified by staff
Cons of JustSingleParents
  • For UK residents only (sister sites exist in Ireland, South African and Australia)
  • Connects you to a wider network of dating sites—can be a pro or a con depending on how you see it

Customer experience

If you live in the UK (or indeed South Africa, Australia, or Ireland), Just Single Parents is a great niche site with a dedicated support team. It's friendly and personal and allows you to meet like-minded singles easily and effectively. In short, it's a good single-parent dating site.

7. FirstMet

FirstMet works in a similar way to Tinder in that it offers you matches you say yes, no, or skip to. By allowing you to skip a profile, you can come back to it later (on Tinder if you swipe no by accident you have to pay to undo the damage).

Pros of FirstMet
  • Has over 30M users worldwide
  • While some users are looking for flings, it mainly targets those looking for serious relationships
  • Profiles are fairly detailed if you choose to answer all the different questions regarding your interests and so forth
  • The site has about the same amount of male and female users
  • Video chatting is possible
  • There are "ice breaker questions" you can send to matches to get the conversation going for those who are tongue-tied
  • Fairly cheap dating site if you sign up for six months
Cons of First Met
  • There is no email verification when signing up
  • Fake profiles abound
  • The free membership allows you to video chat with someone, but not message them

Customer experience

If you want to use a mainstream dating site for single parents with lots of members, then FirstMet is a great option as most members are looking for single mom. The detailed profile questions help you find out a bit more about people in general. It makes it a great alternative to Tinder. On the other hand, Bumble is entirely free though it lacks the option of video chatting, which you can do on FirstMet. If you aren't after single-parent dating specifically, FirstMet is definitively a great option. If you want to find a single Asian mom online, these Asian dating sites could be good for you.

8. MumsDateDads

MumsMeetDads is owned by the same company that owns Just Single Parents. Unfortunately the single parent site design is lacking in quality and if you go to sign up you will find members in their seventies listed on the site. While they may be mothers and fathers, they aren't in the age group you'd expect for a single parents dating site.

Pros of MumsDateDads
  • Connects you to a wider network of dating sites—can be a pro or a con depending on how you see it
  • Has dedicated customer support
Cons of MumsDateDads
  • Unattractive design
  • Members over 60 who are no longer raising kids on their own
  • Connects you to a wider network of dating sites—can be a pro or a con depending on how you see it

Customer experience

As both Mums Date Dads and Single Parent Meet are owned by Venntro, you are likely better off signing up to the latter. If you do, you will still be connected to members of their other sites without having to deal with the poor design.


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