Many parents will admit to you that the minute they became single parents, their love life was effectively ended. They might have had a few interested suitors, but it’s hard to date when you have a child to take care of.
And often times, parents worry more if their children are older. Thoughts run through their head – what will their children think of their new boyfriend or girlfriend? Will they be able to handle someone else coming in?
It’s hard being a single parent and finding the time to date… but the internet has made it a bit easier.
Web sites for Single Parents
There’s no question that you can use the more popular dating sites if you so choose – sites like Match, eHarmony, or Date are all open to single parents and those without children. But it can be hard to connect with a person who may not understand your situation.
There are a few companies online that have realized this – and they’re prepared to cater to your needs as a single parent. They understand it can be hard, and they’re ready to set you up with people to won’t get upset if you cancel a date because of a PTA meeting, because your child is sick, or because there’s a last-minute project that needs to get done.
Finding Good Web sites
There are actually good Web sites that can help – don’t be discouraged if you can’t find them at first, though. They’re just hiding a bit!
SingleParentLoveLife.com is one of the best sites online, but you don’t have to use it if you don’t feel comfortable. Many feel uncomfortable with the glamorous, pretty look and daunted by the attractive men and women who are sometimes featured on the first page.
It’s a solid site – and offers enough features to make you comfortable, and while you can’t send or receive a message unless you pay for their premium membership, it’s not as big of a deal as you might think – at only $10 a month, it is considerably cheaper than other dating sites on the web.
If you don’t like Single Parent Love Life, though, there are a lot of other choices online – picking just one can actually be difficult!
As a rule of thumb, don’t go with a site that hasn’t been around for less than four years – start up sites are often cheap, but there’s a reason for it, too. They have few members and sometimes, just want to steal your money and run.
Make sure you can search through the members before you ever pay for anything, too – a site that won’t let you see their members profiles is a site that certainly has something to hide. Don’t let a pretty site fool you, as it’s easy to make a good front – having the members to back it up is something else entirely.
Don’t give up on finding the love of your life if you have a child – there are a lot of people out there who love children, and even have a few of their own. Expanding your family and enjoying a husband or wife can be so very fulfilling… take the chance, and find out for yourself.
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there are great ways that you can keep the love alive in your relationship. This advice is not just for Valentine’s Day lovers, but for
long lastingand meaningful relationships for years to come.
Remember the newness of your relationship? How you got flutters in your stomach when they walked in the room? Then you can literally feel that same magic every time you touched them, all the while your face lit up with glee.
This is how you should feel all the time, when you are around them. Who would want it any other way? There are times when you may not be able to feel that, but there are things that you can do to bring the love alive again. Here are some tips for you and not just for Valentine’s Day, but for the entire relationship.
Remember that song? If not here it is “Check Yes or No”. The idea here is to set your honey back to the time when you first met. Did you meet when you were younger? Highschool sweethearts? Well this is the perfect gesture. When you are together, alone, play this song and dance around the living room. Remember the cute little memories that you have together, when you first met.
More Than a Honey-Do
There are some couples that have honey-do lists. For those of you who do not know what one is, it is a list of things that you need your honey to do. If this is the case, why not make it special one day with no chores, but honey-whatever-you-want-to-do. Write a list of suggestions and watch their face light up.
The Dating Scene
Okay, this is good, even for those of you who have moved past this stage. Do this for Valentine’s Day, but Valentine’s Day dinner doesn’t count. These are one of those days that this is a little exspected, but you will see what the point is here.
Perhaps you are married? If so, leave a note on the mirror and ask your honey out on a date that evening. Tell them that it is a surprise and take them to their favorite place. This will surely take them by surprise.
Thank You Notes and Gestures
When someone does something for you, you automatically want to thank them for it. Ok, this is very true when it comes to complete strangers, for the most part. When it comes to the ones that we love the most, it seems that we kind of “think” that they are appreciated, simply because you are with them. If you didn’t appreciate them, you wouldn’t be with them. This is some of our mentality.
Well, it isn’t true. People love to feel appreciated. Most especially if they do something extra special for someone. You should want to thank those that you love the most, especially. If you don’t know how to, perhaps another article will help with that.
Beyond Valentine’s Day, your relationship should be important. Add something special to keep the love alive and your relationship happy.