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How to find love as a single parent

We all dream of meeting the perfect man and that it will be a happily-ever-after encounter: get married, buy a house together, have kids and walk off into the sunset together.

While there are many lovely instances of that kind of life, sometimes a few of us are not that lucky. For those getting out of a divorce or long-term relationship, what's the best way to go about finding love a second time around?

It's tricky when you are young, but if you are juggling a job, single-parent life, and running a home, it's even harder to get out and meet people.

To give you a helping hand, here are some useful tips for any single ladies out there, who want to improve their love life, without feeling the stress.

1. Online Dating Sites

There are so many things that you do not get told as a single parent in the dating world. Finding the time is one of them. You need to have the opportunity to go somewhere to try to meet people, and then actually go on dates with them.

Of course, your children should be the priority, so organising proper childcare is a must before you can even consider any of this. To save time meeting people, do not be afraid to try online dating. 

This can be a nerve-wracking process and you want to make sure you are using a good site, so take the chance to ask around for recommendations. Believe it or not, you will not be the only single parent considering using dating sites.

As you can add details about yourself such as likes/dislikes, or maybe even the fact that you are a single parent, there is a high likelihood that you will be matched up with people suitable for you. You can then choose whether to go out with them or not, so you only have to meet up with a select few. From there, why not see what happens? 

2. Use the Power of Sixth Sense

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Using online dating sites is all well and good, but it does not indicate if any of the potential relationships will actually work out. You want to be certain of what the future of your love life will hold, and indeed, if you have met the right person.

Psychic readings can give you clarity about your future, so you know what to expect in your love life. While face-to-face psychic readings are an option, you can get them done over the phone, as psychics sense the vibration in your voice and feel your energy.

This way, you can have a private conversation from your own home, and receive guidance in your future, so that you know what actions need to be taken. In the case of dating, you could get help on what actions you should take to get your romantic life back on track. 

3. That All Important First Date

Ok, so you've been made aware that a special someone is coming into your life, the question then is, what should you do on the first date to ensure a second one follows? Being a single parent and fresh out of a long relationship can mean there are conversation topics that are off limits.

You don't want to start talking about your ex-partners or bring up the subject of your children too soon. It has to be something that develops naturally and, when you have got to know each other, then bring up the more sensitive things, such as meeting each other's children.

Money is always a big conundrum on first dates, even more so when you have children. It is important to remember that on top of the date, you may have to pay for childcare. To break the ice on the first date and feel more relaxed, low key dates such as a coffee break or stroll in the park are cheaper and lack the pressure of a formal dinner. 

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Hopefully, this advice will give you a step in the right direction in the world of single parent dating. It might be daunting at first, but you will soon find happiness.

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