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.
This app is for i Phone only, so if you’re an Android fan, you’re out of luck.
Overall: Best things about apps: • They’re free unless you go for upgrades. • Unlike websites, creepy guys out of your age range and distance cannot contact you.
I know, I know, the logistics of dating as a solo parent who’s working to provide for her family can get tough.
I’m right there in the trenches online 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 “downlow” 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 jammies if you want. You set it up through your Facebook account and set your preferences within minutes.
You won’t waste time filling out large forms and questionnaires, and your pictures are right there on Facebook.
(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.
Once you’ve set age and distance preferences, you start swiping.