2/17/2011 11:40 AM
With more single parents turning to the internet to find love, more singles sans kids are enjoying dating them. However, being a single parent in the dating world does present a unique set of challenges. If you start an online relationship with a single mom or dad, you may experience these common occurrences.
Slow and Steady
Single parents tend to take romantic relationships slower, since they are considering potential step-parents for their kids. While some may think they're eager to add a mother or father figure to their family, they still don't want to rush into marriage.
Making time for online dating can be difficult when spending time with your kids is your first priority. Depending on their age, children are quite needy! Single parents may not respond to emails as quickly, or be available for online chatting as often, since they are balancing other priorities.
Safe and Secure
All parents want the best possible futures for their children, so single parents may be extra critical of potential dating partners. They'll likely want to date people who can bring safety and security into the relationship. It can help to have steady income, a permanent residence and a caring, comforting attitude.
Dating singles who have kids isn't much different from dating those who don't. Lots of people prefer to take online dating slow, and a majority of them have busy lives so they're unable to reply to emails right away. Plus, stable and secure is how most people like their relationships to be.
If you're looking for a mature, family-oriented person to love, consider getting to know some single parents online!
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