If you’re a single parent, then you’ll know first hand just how precious your money and your time are. Working long hours with childcare fees to pay, food to buy and all of the other never-ending purchases the kids seem to need can be soul destroying. Top the tight budget off with all the demands on your time and it’s no wonder that single parents often struggle to find the time and the money to go out on dates. This is where online dating really takes the stand. Online dating is perfect for single parents and it really does save both time and money.
Online dating saves you money
When finances are tight (and let’s be honest, that’s the case for most single parent households), then it can be difficult to find the funds for a social life away from the kids. Going out for meals and drinks might be more than you can financially afford. Online dating is a great way to save money and still regain some of your dating social life.
Think about it. When you go out on a blind date, you have absolutely no idea how things will go. You’ve never met each other before yet you’re still going to have to put your hand in your pocket and at least pay your fair share. Online dating gives you a bit of a buffer, even when there’s a fee involved you will still save money in the long run. When you first start chatting to somebody online, you can start to get a feel for whether you might be compatible or not. Of course, it will inevitably come down to how you feel when you meet face to face. But those first few conversations are really important. If you find you have absolutely nothing in common, then you don’t need to bother arranging a date – that’s definitely money saving.
Many dating sites also specialise in local areas too, so this means you will only “meet” people who live locally to you. For example, you could join a Norfolk dating site if you’re local to the area. This means you’ll only meet other Norfolk singles and you won’t need to worry about spending money on travelling long distances to meet up.
Online dating is also great as you can do a lot of getting to know each other online. This means you don’t need to pay out for childcare in the early days until you feel ready to meet up in person.
Online dating saves you time
As well as being a really money savvy way to date, online dating is also a real time saver too. Just think about all those wasted hours you’ve had enduring dates that you just knew weren’t going to lead anywhere.
With online dating, you can take as long as you like to get to know each other virtually before you arrange to meet up. It’s the perfect way to date around your busy family schedule! It really is an ideal way for single parents to start living their own lives again without having to worry about where the children will be or how you’re going to fit dating into all the other things you have to do as a single parent!
*This is a collaborative post.