Overall: Best things about apps: • They’re free unless you go for upgrades. • Unlike websites, creepy guys out of your age range and distance cannot contact you.
Phone apps are quick to install and use but often come with glitches. Additionally, because men tend to simply look at the photos without reading the profile blurb, some were caught off-guard and turned off when they discovered I was a mom. Additional apps to try: • Hinge • JSwipe (the newest Jewish dating app) Match Pros: Match is obviously well-known, so chances are there will be a fair selection of guys (though I can’t promise they’ll be great).
Match also does meetup events, which are great—but be prepared: If you live in the suburbs, you will have to go to the nearest city to attend.
You’ve got no desire to go out with this jobless fool.
This app is for i Phone only, so if you’re an Android fan, you’re out of luck.
Additional sites to try: • JDate • Plenty Of Fish (tremendous hit or miss with this site) • Zoosk (same as above—not successful for me, and cheesy!
Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.
Cons: Like on Tinder, you’re searching men knowing very little about them.
This feels like a waste of time when you match with someone only to find out that, bam!I’ve seen a lot of people succeed on Match, so if you’re going to pay for something, try this site.Single Parent Meet Pros: The site doesn’t ask for copious amounts of information, but there were questions and places to “display” my personality.From search alone you only know age and distance, and then it’s up to the men to fill in the blanks briefly with some profile description. This leaves you wondering things like: • How tall is he? (My experience with Tinder was that men could waste your precious single-mom minutes messaging you back and forth.) Bumble’s biggest plus: You can “take back” a negative, left swipe for free (unlike Tinder)!So if I make a mistake or want a second look at someone, I can backtrack and revisit a potential match.Also, unless you subscribe, it’s difficult to use for a trial period to see if you want to pay for their subscription.