5 Online Dating Tips for Divorced Moms

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Dating As A Single Mom
Getting back in the game isn't so hard to do.

I recently got a call from a friend who married right out of college, divorced 10 years after that, and now shares custody of her child with her ex.

The call went something like this: "Can you remind me what a dating site is? You've told me about it, but it never mattered before. How do I do this?"

For many divorced women, online dating was not an option before they were married and in the dating pool. And, let's face it— for some, the Internet wasn't even born when they recited their vows. Read: Online Dating Coaches Help Us Maximize Our Upside

It's difficult enough to navigate the dating world when you're single; when you're looking to date again after a divorce, it's likely to feel even more tough. But with these 5 tips, you'll be able to navigate the world of online dating more easily, and will be more likely to find your perfect match the second time around:

1. View it as an opportunity.

Being on a dating site and revealing the fact that you have a child is an advantage you may not have in another scenario. There are divorced men with children who are looking for love who won't be turned off by single moms at all. Be honest and upfront about your status as a single mother in your dating profile. After all, you come as a package!

Divorced daters also have an advantage in that (I hope) they have learned something about themselves and what they're looking for in a partner. Write out all the things you have learned about yourself and what you believe you must have and can't stand in a potential mate. Examine the list so that you have clarity on your needs and dating goals moving forward.

Read the rest at First Wives World.

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