Single Parent Meet is a dating and social network for lone parents. The site has around 77,000 active users. Members have access to email, live chat, photo browsing, and photo rating. Sending messages requires upgrading to a paid membership, which starts at $14.99 for 1 month.
Whether legally separated, divorced or widowed, men and women can join for free and start browsing profiles either locally or on an international scale. SingleParentMeet isn't exclusive to those with children however most on the site do have kids.
It is run by a company called PeopleMedia - they operate a number of niche dating services and are owned by Match.com.
Signing-up is extremely simple. Just choose a username, and answer the questions when prompted. At the end, you will have an opportunity to enter your own "about me" section and provide some details about who you are hoping to meet.
If you choose, you can also tell others about your marital arrangement and whether or not you have children living with you.
Guest accounts (which are free) don't offer much in the way of privileges. Truthfully, they only allow you to set up a profile and take a peek within the site. Whenever you attempt to contact someone through email, or instant messaging you will be diverted to the upgrade page.
Email and chat privileges can be obtained by upgrading the membership with a monthly, quarterly or annual subscription. In addition, paying members are able to find out who's added them to their favorites list, see their flirt history, view video introductions and use Zodiac matching.
An enhanced membership is available for an extra charge. People who've purchased enhanced memberships have their profiles highlighted in searches - something the site claims increases their chances of getting noticed.
SingleParentMeet is a good place for those with kids to meet for platonic or romantic partnerships and a is possible option for those who are toying with the idea of getting back into the dating world.
The site routinely offers discounts for monthly subscriptions.
By Tara Miller
- SingleParentMeet has an active community that's significantly larger that other parent dating sites
- It's quite cheap - handy for those on a budget
- Persistent complaints about the company's auto-renewals
- Guest users have very limited access
- Profiles are not aggressively moderated which means "scammers" can get through