However, once you do meet your new partner's children (and/or they meet yours), it's a good idea to try and get on.92% of parents dating in the US say that doing family activities with their kids, their partner, and their partner’s children is one of the keys to building a strong relationship.I now realise that my family is something to celebrate, rather than hide, and that the right person will recognise this also.But it’s taken me a while and a lot of bad dates to get here. When I first returned to dating, I didn’t mention my son on my online dating profiles, or when I met men in real life.45% of single moms dating, and with kids over 18 say that they show their children a potential partner's online profile before deciding to message them. As well as the examples above, the presence of kids can bring single parents and those dating them together in an unexpected way: a whopping 73% of singles in the US say that having a positive relationship with a partner’s children makes them love their partner more.21% of single dads would get their child's help with writing a dating profile. Brittany Wong, writing for the Huffington Post, 2014.They are perceived as independent and more experienced, and subsequently clearer about what they’re seeking in a relationship.This puts them at a certain advantage when looking for love.'' Given the popularity of parents on the American dating scene, it's little wonder that the majority choose to be upfront about the fact that they are part of the single parent dating scene (especially when dating online).
When you’re a parent, things can feel even tougher.When I first started dating again after my son (who is now three) was born, my confidence and self-belief couldn’t have been lower.It took me a long time to get over the stigma of being a single parent – especially when it came to dating.Single Parents' Day is March 21st, and it's a wonderful occasion to let the single parents in your life know that you see what a great job they do or, if you're a single parent yourself, to give yourself a (well-deserved) pat on the back.At Elite Singles we wanted to celebrate by looking at dating for parents: what makes it great, and what you need to know to make it even better. Happily, we can ignore these silly misconceptions in favour of a simple, happy truth: our most recent member study has revealed that parents are really, really dateable.