Cons: Since you’re limited with your search parameters, you may sift through a lot of matches just to find one decent guy. Bumble Pros: What makes it unique is women have to pitch the first message. While there have been one or two saucy gentlemen I’ve come across, for the most part the men have wanted to go on dates pretty quickly.From search alone you only know age and distance, and then it’s up to the men to fill in the blanks briefly with some profile description. This leaves you wondering things like: • How tall is he? (My experience with Tinder was that men could waste your precious single-mom minutes messaging you back and forth.) Bumble’s biggest plus: You can “take back” a negative, left swipe for free (unlike Tinder)!This feels like a waste of time when you match with someone only to find out that, bam!You’ve got no desire to go out with this jobless fool.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.(Caveat: Don’t use photos of you with your kids or of them alone, for their safety.You never know.) Searching for matches is super simple.
Overall, I recommend avoiding this site unless you have time to set up the profile, want to pay for the features and don’t mind meeting people halfway across your state. ) and works like other web dating sites—you use specific search parameter’s to filter through matches, which makes your hunt easier.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.Single Parent Meet Pros: The site doesn’t ask for copious amounts of information, but there were questions and places to “display” my personality.It was easy to upload photos off my computer, and I was up and running in minutes.The general profile page is easy to fill out, but there are a billion different questions you can expand on to determine if you’re a match or someone’s “enemy.” A lot of the questions can be good, but fair warning: Some here are racy.