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Are there any good dating sites for lone parents wanting to meet lone parents?

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gordieracer Sun 23-Sep-07 13:30:39

I've looked at a couple, and although the men on there have children, their whole profiles are all about themselves, with no reference to their little ones.

I do try to have hobbies and a life for myself, but my life revolves around my children, and would love to meet someone the same.

Do men like this exist?? If so , where do I find them. Ive spent too much of my life with men whose life revolves around drinking etc

gordieracer Sun 23-Sep-07 13:39:18


Ulysees Sun 23-Sep-07 13:43:18

Why not place an ad saying you want to meet a guy who thinks like you about their little ones then describe you're values etc?

Good idea to meet another lone parent as you know they aren't looking for mum's with kids iykwim?

Ulysees Sun 23-Sep-07 13:44:05

I know there's a good online dating site that's often recommended on mumsnet and I'm sure there'll be lone parent guys on there.

Ulysees Sun 23-Sep-07 13:46:56

you may find something on this thread?

Prettyfull Sun 23-Sep-07 17:28:57

Hey, im the same, my friend recommended i added myself a week or so ago, and at first i had a few old men (im only 23) sending messages etc, but soon got to changing that on my profile lol

Theres been no probs with it, its totally free, so try that one


Paulatwinmum Sun 23-Sep-07 17:36:03

I have been single since i found out i was pregnant and my DD's are now 16 months. my friends are always on at me to join a dating site but i didnt want too but this sounds quite good. think i'll give it a try too.

allgonebellyup Sun 23-Sep-07 17:48:00

there is but its not that exciting on there!

singledadofthree Sun 23-Sep-07 21:32:21

is far more fun on here - theres a thread somewhere about plenty of fish - ask charliecat or lou33 - think they are regulars and have the pics to prove it . as for real lone parent ones, no idea, didnt you ever watch the brady bunch? scared the hell out of me shock

gordieracer Sun 23-Sep-07 21:36:52

Ive had a look on the parents already one, and found a gorgeous bloke who lives in same town, and has replied to my message straight away!!!
I'm trying not to get too excited

tetti Sun 23-Sep-07 21:57:51

Sarah Beany's "My Single Friend" seems to be one of the better ones (doesn't seem to be full of weirdos,haha).I have spotted the odd "celeb" on there too(if any of you fancy the singer from "Embraced" or that geeky looking children's newsreader from newsround,not rocking my boat though!:-)

I am extremely fussy lookswise though,I have to say.Of course it's vital that a guy has the right personality,but one has to be attracted to them as well,right:-)
Witn me though,I'd say I'd probably find 1 in a 100 blokes really attractive(I'm more into guys looking like Tommy Lee or Lenny Kravitz when he had his dreads,haha,I'm afraid I just down't fancy the average bloke,wish I could,it would make life soo much simpler for me!:-)

I saw one absolutely drop dead gorgeous bloke on there (unfortunately the bugger hasn't read his mail yet,and I sent him a message 13 days ago!:-)

Anyway,there are hundreds of profiles to look through,and it's by fat the best site I've seen,being totally new to this internet dating thingie myself:-)

almostmidnight Sun 23-Sep-07 22:58:02

If anyone wants some on line dirty chat then go on Facebook and join the Dundee network. You'll soon get chatted up by a certain guy. Quite shocked me at first but then some of you guys talk about "f*ck buddies" so why not an "internet f*ck buddy" It's harmless fun but it did do my ego some good at first. Think I am getting a bit bored of it now. Feel sorry for him instead. grin

Paulatwinmum Mon 24-Sep-07 19:48:24

Had a look at a few - i cant do it. oh well i hope the saying is true the best things come to those who wait..... Cos i've certainly been patient. LOL

Tamz77 Mon 24-Sep-07 22:17:13

Hehe, another fussy one here...I was on plentyoffish for a while until I actually spent an hour sifting through over 500 pics of guys who matched my criteria...and I didn't fancy any of them! Beginning to think I may be an untapped lesbian...

Another free one is flirtbox (dot co dot uk) and I found it really friendly and nice, very area specific which is good, and the two guys I met up with from there were HOT, seriously so. (Mind you I live in a city, since it's a smaller site than POF you might do better on it if you're in a city too.)

Parentsalready I found boring and pish.

You could also try Gumtree for your area, my local one has various categories of dating and it's free and fab, have had a couple of nice casual things from there.

I always mention my kid early on, saves a lot of hassle, some guys just won't even go there. One of the things that put me off about parentsalready was that it might be full of men seeking stepmothers for their kids, someone to clean their house etc. Don't know if that's the case cos never got far enough into it to find out. Anyway I've been 'at it' since Jan and have only found one guy who was interested in anything serious, though don't know if that's because I'm a single mum, or something else. He did propose but guess what...I didn't fancy him. So sad! For me! (He would be a catch for someone I'll give you his POF name if you're in my city lol.)

zmandaz Tue 25-Sep-07 09:31:38

Having been inspired by the POF and this thread, I put my details on the Parentsalready site. I've had one reply so far but he lives too far away. I'm not even sure why I'm doing it because I think I'd be too scared to meet anyone. I guess I'd just like to see if anyone out there is interested at all. People keep telling me that someone will just 'come along' and that certainly seems to happen for my friends and family but the only people to come my way are an ex whos not interested and our window cleaner and I'm definitely not going there!!!! grin

beller Tue 25-Sep-07 15:25:24

was just going to have a look on POF while bored at work....wink how do you get to see the pics? Or am I being very dim? hmm

43Today Tue 25-Sep-07 17:31:11

Hi all you fellow daters - I met a really nice guy who has 2 kids of his own, has them every fortnight for the weekend and has been involved in their lives ever since he split up with their mum 9 years ago. I have 2 kids of my own, similar scenario with my ex, though we only split 4 years ago. We have been seeing each other for 3 months, spend alternate weekends together and he comes round to mine 2 or 3 times a week for dinner.

He's probably too old for you lot though (and anyway he's taken now!) he's 42 and I'm 43.. Still maturity brings many benefits - he's a senior manager, well-paid and with his own house, car and all that.

It's a great situation, though still early days.. we're off on holiday for a week next month! I met him on dating direct, he mentioned his kids in his profile, as I had. I also had a profile on Guardian Soulmates and met some interesting people through that. FWIW, my view re paying for dating sites, is that if you're hoping to meet a serious partner, you should be prepared to invest a bit of money in it, and even more importantly, so should he. After all, you get what you pay for! Don't you think that free sites might attract a lot of time-wasters?

Just a point of view..

gocat Thu 27-Sep-07 20:57:23

On Tetti's recommendation, I checked out sarah beany's singles web site and came across my own xp smiling at me! How hideous. He was only recognisable from his photo, rather than his self description, which suggested he was a home lover, loyal, pretty sexy and laid back - lies on top of lies! Horrible image of single mumsnetters ending up with one anothers xp's!!

tetti Fri 28-Sep-07 13:12:09

Oh no!What are the chances of that happening?Well, I guess at any dating site,anyone can describe themselves in a very different and favourable light.

zmandaz Fri 28-Sep-07 22:05:45 is another
I'm not sure how good it is as I've just registered

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