Do the dating sites work
I started with just a one-month membership, then upgraded to a three-month plan.
Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
I’m right there in the trenches online at single parents' dating sites and on apps, looking for love and, mostly, looking to stay out of trouble.
Sometimes it seems I’m swimming in a very shallow dating pool, but I haven’t given up and taken in fifty cats. So here’s the down-low on dating sites I’ve tried as a SWM (single working mother). And remember: You can do it at home, at night after the kids go to bed, in your pajamas if you want. You set it up through your Facebook account and set your preferences within minutes.
Charlotte even has its own sites — you’ve probably seen those signs for or at intersections around town. In a period of three months, I went on dates with about 10 different men.
So does online dating really work for real relationships or is it better for short-term “hooking up” purposes? I’ll get to the research and stats later on, but first I’d like to give you a background story. Some relationships quickly ended and some continued a little longer.
But in terms of overall satisfaction, our survey found that free dating sites actually score a touch better than paid ones, probably because they're a better value.
I figured that since it is a paid dating website, people would be more serious about wanting a committed relationship.
Free sites may also work better for individuals who are separated, but not yet divorced (or separated with no immediate intention to divorce).
I know, I know, the logistics of dating as a solo parent who’s working to provide for her family can get tough.
In the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people who had used an online dating service in the last two years were asked which one they had joined.
Forty-eight percent said Match, a paid site, but Plenty Of Fish (free) and e Harmony (paid) tied for second most popular, with 23 percent apiece.