As the name clearly suggests, SingleParentMeet is a dating site for single parents. However, there is more to that platform as this service offers plenty of additional perks, including a chance to hire a babysitter. Still, its primary focus is on introducing single parents committed to raising their children but not yet ready to give up on their love lives. How well does it fare in this regard? Take a look at our review and find out.
There is a place to go with divorce rates increasing exponentially and dating sites filled with childless singles who see children as baggage. Single parents have a unique set of needs compared to childless singles, who may not understand the life adjustments that occur when you have a child.
Single parents on dating sites are often overlooked or matched with a single who cannot understand the implication of dating someone who commits first to their children.
SingleParentMeet is a niche date site specifically designed to unique needs of single parents looking for romance and a more stable kind of relationship. Most members on SingleParentMeet have children themselves or will date someone that has. This eliminates a lot of the frustration of meeting new people who either don’t understand the implications of being a parent or refuse to get involved with someone who is.
Not only a niche dating site, SingleParentMeet claims to provide a social networking platform for single parents to meet, share experiences, and find support in a community of single parent users. Best yet, it eliminates those awkward situations where you have to explain your family dynamics with someone you have met, who may or may not accept a partner who already has children.
This site also provides for gay and lesbian single parents on their platform because sexual orientation is secondary to the role of being a single parent. All single parents are welcome to meet and find friendship and love on this site.
The sign-up process on SingleParentMeet is simple. Choose your gender search (male seeking woman, woman seeking male, male seeking male or female seeking female). Enter your ZIP code (You must be from Canada or US), and enter your email and your chosen password.
The profile information necessary to create membership does not have to be fully fleshed out at the get-go, but the site sends prompts when members do not fill enough of their profile options. Profile creation is free, and users have the option of filling in the “About me section,” where they can write their own personal descriptions in any manner they like.
Although a member need not fill out much profile information on their registration, there are many means to make your profile stand out from other accounts and present yourself in a clearer light to your potential match. It is in a member’s best interest to exhaust all possibilities to make their profile shine because half-filled profiles never gather much attention in the long run.
Profile Features: Greetings
Personality Type and Personal Details:
Personalized Profile Messages:
Pimp Your Profile:
Work Those Selfies
Let’s Go Video
Terrible news for free members. To avail yourself of any meaningful connection with your chose match, you must purchase a membership with SingleParentMeet. You may browse to your heart’s content, but you can only look but not touch, message-wise.
Wonderful news, though; you are not entirely muzzled with your free membership, and a couple of avenues are open to you and a potential match.
Flirt, Flirt, Baby.
Paid Communication features:
Messages are Unlimited:
SingleParentMeet is owned by an incredibly successful Media People Group, which boasts ownership of several niche dating sites that have achieved significant success (BlackPeopleMeet.com, SeniorpeopleMeet.com, and BBPeopleMeet.com, among others).
This site has 50,000 active weekly members and claims a total of 77,000 users from the USA alone. Google Store record is 500,000+ downloads, so it seems this site has seen some support from its designated niche demographic.
Unlike generic dating sites with centralized and easily designated age demographics, SingleParentMeet is different because it has two pronounced user age demographics. In fact, the demographics seem to spread across 18-24 all the way to 44 years old, with a small peak in the 34-44-year-old demographic.
It is refreshing that a site dedicated to parents does not fall into the heterosexual myth of parenthood. Up from the first entry to register on the site, it provides you with the gender options of not only male seeking female and male seeking male but the alternative of females seeking female and male seeking male single parents.
This is a great introduction to a site dedicated to parents that are bold enough to place a homosexual parent union on the same standing as a heterosexual one. Because being a parent is not defined by biology at all, despite what the conservatives might say.
This inclusive introduction to SingleParentMeet reflects the times we are living in, where outdated and religion-imposed sanctions no longer define sexuality or the traditional nuclear family unit.
SingleParentMeet enforces no obligation to provide your ethnicity as a registration prerequisite nor a search filter function.
Religious affiliations are not a prominent part of registration options, at least in a compulsory sense. However, they can be used as a manual search filter if that is the way a member chooses to search.
Video and Audio Introductions
What? A babysitting Service as Well?
Profile Activity monitor:
Advanced searching tools:
Play the yes or no game:
It was disconcerting for a site dedicated to single parents that members were not vetted for being on the American or Canadian sexual offender list. Even though that fact is given some form of prominence on the sign-up page, it is something that should be considered more seriously for a site catering to single parents.
That being said, they invite input from the security research community to aid and better their security online. Not only that, but the site uses physical and tech control concerning any unauthorized access to their site. This means that any data users share with SingleParentMeet remains with the site and is never disclosed to any other parties.
Of course, SingleParentMeet cannot foresee each unknown threat by cyber threats that may emerge, but they are dedicated to improving their security to protect their members.
SingleParentMeet has been around for a while and has an established track record for pairing singles with children. This site is owned by People Media, a subsidiary of Match.com, an online dating service with successful dating sites in over 50 countries across the globe.
Despite competitors who wish to demote the site, SingleParentMeet is a legitimate online niche dating site.
The prices of SingleParentMeet occupy the midrange in terms of comparative niche dating site costs. The membership does auto-renew, so it is advisable that members cancel their subscription before it crosses over into the next billing cycle.
Additional Features from tokens:
The website interface is accessible to users, even those who are not tech-savvy. This site is clean with no pornographic content, which is expected on a single parent dating site. The site is also free from annoying pop-up adverts.
The interface is responsive and intuitive, and any user will find it easy to navigate. This being said, the design is old-fashioned and unstylish. Maybe that was the intention of the design?
The color scheme is a bit off-putting with a murky, not-quite-green border. Luckily, the aims of the members are not of the cutting-edge sort.
The sleek interface of the SingleParentMeet translates really well into its Android and iOS app versions. Both versions of the app are available for free download from their respective stores.
The mobile app is really handy if you are on the move and want to search for other single parents nearby. It is also less busy than the website version, which is more important when navigating a hand-held device.
Company: SingleParentMeet.com People Media Inc.
Address: 8750 North Central Expressway, Suite 1400 Dallas, Texas 75231 United States
Phone Number: Customer Care at 866-320-0106, 7:00am – 7:00pm CT, Monday – Saturday
Email: via website contact form
SingleParentMeet has addressed an overlooked demographic that cannot be represented in the generic millennial dating site. They have impressive additions like babysitting services and in-depth profiles that show their commitment to providing their demographic with their own specialized needs.
The site has a host of features and avenues for parents to communicate with the people who most understand them. Although there are many negative reviews online, most of the ones we read were members ranting that they had received no attention. And you can’t fix that. Maybe it is because they like to rant.
SingleParentMeet has all the wonderful basic sense with a bit of the frill expected on a modern niche site catered to single parents. It is definitely worth checking out if you are committed to raising your children and still want to find friendship and love.