The first one is to be realistic

Dating advice for single parents

For me, this means no sleepovers. And speaking of honesty, it works both ways. Internet dating can be a quick and efficient way to find prospective partners. For safety, women should meet dates they don't know well in a public place.

Post a recent picture, and tell as much about yourself as you can in the number of words allowed. Know anyone you meet will be lucky to get such a fabulous two, three or however-many-it-might-be-for-one deal. No matter how well the date goes, resist the urge to go back to his place or to allow him to come to your home, until you get to know him better. You have to use your head here and put your fluttering heart on hold.

And speaking of honestyFor me this means

If you and your prospect both have webcams, that could be a good place to start. Love dating should be pretty self-explanatory.

These two single parents are now happily married. Unfortunately, it happens all too often to women, with males playing the part of perpetrator. But now I know how important my personal time is to keep me sane.

Most people share their interests and hobbies on their profiles, too, so you might be able to tell if you have something in common. Because of the stigma surrounding single parents and myths I was believing at the time, my subconscious told me I would have more luck keeping my profile baby-free.

Some of the potentially awkward ground work has already been done for you. Be nice, of course, but be yourself.

The effects can be positive or negative, and in some rare cases, they can even be dangerous. That way, you can actually see the person as you chat back and forth.