Internet Dating Tips for Single Parents



Thinking about internet dating? It makes sense... You have limited time to socialize and the bar scene isn't exactly the best place to meet like minded single parents.

So, take a lesson from Rapunzel and let your hair down to write the next chapter in your fairy tale. Just be aware this isn't your typical 'happily ever after.'

You have to *wink* at a lot of toads...
It makes sense to read a profile, find a match, strike up a conversation...meet and make magic, right?

Wrong. It's a numbers game. You are going to wink or email a lot of people before you get a response. Look for people that can actually hold a conversation. Rejection stinks, but 'pulling teeth' to keep a dull conversation going is worse!

Chivalry isn't dead, but conversation might be...
We are in a digital age and it shows. I always thought the internet would be like an intro that would lead to a conversation...not a myspace page!

Flirty text messages are fun to get, but there has got to be some substance.

Keep your pumpkin close by...
You never know when a good date will go bad...or get really, really boring! Keep your carriage ready for exit.

Don't drink the apple martini unless you saw it get poured...
Ok...Just a little obvious safety. If you meet for drinks, be conscious of your surroundings.

Sometimes a beast is just a beast...
Sometimes we are attracted to danger and drama because it can be exciting. Be careful you aren't falling into the same toxic relationship you just got out of.

Don't let the evil Stepmother in...
Don't even think about an introduction to your kids, until you have pre-screened the applicant multiple times.

A mermaid may fall in love with a prince, but where will you meet...
The internet allows you to connect with people worldwide. However, you have a life here and they have a life there... Where shall you rendezvous?

Like Goldie-locks, you may have to keep trying...
The first one may be too hot, the second too cold...but you won't know that the third one is JUST right unless you keep trying.

Good Luck and Happy Parenting!

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