The Lesser Spotted Ideal Second Mate

Published: Tue Dec 01 2009

On the face of it, it seems like a mountain to climb or a long waiting game to find someone suitable when youíre a single parent because the next big question is will they get on with the children and also fit in with an established household including the extended family? And all thatís a huge ask!

However, single mums registered with, a dating site for mums and dads looking for love, seem to be sure about the kind of partner they want. It isnít an idealistic view they have but one of someone who, in fact, is less pin-up poster style but higher in their estimation all round. And this goes for both sides of the Ďsingle parentsí coin: men and women.

Andy Hammonds, founder of MumsDateDads, explains, "Single parents who have dated before, may have been married, have children and know exactly what they want and need, say they are optimistic albeit tempered with a life experience coming from child rearing and, therefore, are more realistic."

It may seem anyone seeking a partner or date as a lone parent would be wary of who to look for and how children and extended family could complicate matters but, actually they are sure that the ideal second mate is out there and would be looking for others who understand, sympathise with and are travelling a similar course.

As Andy adds, "All of us can feel trepidation when first dating and to do that second time round when you have your children to think of must feel multiplied in many ways. However, weíre being told by members of MumsDateDads that they are experiencing a new lease of life dating again and are clearer about what they really want this time around and feel sure an ideal second partner is out there for them."

MumsDateDads is free to join, enabling you to browse the site and view thousands of single parentsí profiles. You can pay a small subscription fee securely online or via your mobile phone which will allow you to create and view video profiles, send personal messages, and offer virtual themed gifts. As a member you can also use your mobile to upload photos to your profile as well as receive text messages notifying you that other single parents have sent you a message.

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