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.
Phone apps are quick to install and use but often come with glitches. 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: • Hinge • JSwipe (the newest Jewish dating app) Match Pros: Match is obviously well-known, so chances are there will be a fair selection of guys (though I can’t promise they’ll be great).
Match lets you narrow your search terms, including whether your date has kids and his income range, which helps you filter.
That’s a huge dynamic difference from me, in my late 30s with a little one not even in kindergarten.
After just a few searches, I deleted my account, having found the dating pool there to be unbelievably shallow. e Harmony The quick & dirty: EHarmony worked well for a few of my friends—but none of them were single parents.
I have a close family friend whose parents divorced when she was young, and it was a tough experience for everyone to go through.
I got a few decent dates from Ok Cupid with actual nice guys, but I also got a ton of messages from guys way too young for me looking for a MILF (barf), or who fake their profiles (adding kids) to scam me.
So if I make a mistake or want a second look at someone, I can backtrack and revisit a potential match.
Cons: Like on Tinder, you’re searching men knowing very little about them.
Once you’ve set age and distance preferences, you start swiping.
A simple swipe left, and that dream guy is gone forever; a simple swipe right, and he could end up a match for life! The most frustrating aspect about Tinder: Once you swipe left, the man is gone for life unless you purchase an upgrade with the ability to take back your “swiping decision.” Plus, this site seems to be loaded with men who are simply collecting matches and “liking” you because they’re bored and need something to look at. ) In short, Tinder is known to be a hook-up app, so you’ll have to hunt hard to strike gold. —there you are, pretty as a picture in your new profile.