If you are a single parent, then you are probably already well aware of the difficulties that a single parent faces when they wish to get back into the dating scene. You probably don’t have as much free time as you did when you were younger and didn’t have any children. In the past, you could probably spend your day working or studying, and then you could spend your nights, evenings, and weekends socializing. You could go out to the bars whenever it struck your fancy, and you probably got invited to a lot more parties. A lifestyle like this makes it practically inevitable that you will meet a large number of people of the opposite sex. You probably had many opportunities to date, and perhaps that is how you met the mother or father of your children.
Today, on the other hand, you have probably found that a lifestyle like this is impossible. You probably have to spend most of your time working in order to provide a socially acceptable lifestyle for your child. When you were single and without a child, you could probably get away with working the bare minimum needed to subsist while you spent much more time pursuing your interests or hobbies. Now, you probably feel as if you have a duty to keep your children living a respectable lifestyle. If your child is still quite young, then you probably have to spend money for him or her to go to a day care center while you work. After you get off work, you then must pick your child up from day care and begin cooking dinner for him or her. Your child probably asks you incessant questions about the world that you do not know the answers to: this can get quite annoying. By the time your child falls asleep, you are exhausted and want nothing more than to get some sleep yourself. When you wake up the next day, the process repeats itself in a seemingly endless cycle of cruel agony. The weekends are no relief, either. Even though you have the day off from work, you are now chained to your child. You cannot leave him or her alone in the house, or you may be considered an unfit parent, and your child may be taken away from you by the government. Instead, you probably try to arrange play dates with other single parents in the neighborhood so that you can get some relief by socializing with other single parents and complaining to each other about the woes of parenthood.
Although it may seem as if there is no longer any hope left in the world, there actually still is a chance to meet someone who can give you love and become the step parent of your child. The secret is to sign up for a special Internet dating site specifically designed for single parents. You could sign up for one of the mainstream dating sites, but many of the single members of those sites recoil at the idea of dating a single parent. Special sites designed specifically for single parents are great, because you can find other single parents of the opposite sex who are in a similar situation as you. After a few email exchanges, you can actually get a date with one of these people. Since you both have children, a great idea for a first date is for the two of you to cook a big meal together for yourselves and for the children. If everyone gets along, then you and your new love may create a new family just like the Brady Bunch.