I'm 43. Two children( one pre-teen) I've met a lovely man on okc. Its still early days (7 months ) but I am having the most exciting yet normal relationship of my life. I think I could have achieved this sooner if I had better self esteem and boundaries earlier on in life.
Absolutely possible. I am 38. 2 dc's 12 and 7. Came out of long and unhappy marriage which i stayed in due to shockingly low self esteem...fully expecting to find myself a lonely old woman with cats. I met dp on okc 8 months ago and whilst obviousl still relatively early days...I feel I have finally found the right man for me and am happier than I have ever been. He is everything I have ever wanted. They are out there.
I got together with DH 5 years ago when I was 34 and DD was 9.
We now have DS who is 14mo and another baby due in Jan.
I did have other, less desirable, relationships beforehand though. In hindsight I would say hold out for the right man, don't settle just because you're a single parent and you think a particular guy is as good as it gets.
I met DH when I was 28 and a single mum of a pre-teen. We've been married for five years and are very happy! I agree with Maisie, don't settle, and don't think you need to lower your standards in exchange for a man 'taking you on'. I dated other men on and off before I met DH, some I just enjoyed as flings but some were OK relationships and reasonable men but just not quite right for me for the long term. I'm glad I didn't settle with them and waited out for DH.
I was a single mum to 4 when I met my now DH at the ripe old age of 35. Don't settle for nearly or not quite, but do get out and enjoy life. I joined a single parents holiday group thing and went camping and made friends for life.
My SIL met my BIL when she was 32, he was 35. She was a single mum of one gorgeous girl, who was 2. They are happily married and have a boy together now too. My BIL is extremely well educated, hard working, lovely, trustworthy - the whole lot. They met online. There are decent men out there!!
I'm not too hot on dating sites, but isn't Tinder more for people who want to have fun, rather than anything serious? Maybe try eHarmony or Match.com?