When you think of a single mom on the dating scene, visions of a 20-something who can barely balance her own checkbook (guilty) probably don’t come to mind.But, believe it or not, not all of us single moms are recent divorcées scrolling through silver fox profiles on Match.There are plenty, like me, who are blissfully lacking in life experience, have yet to reach the big 3-0, and spend more time swiping left on Tinder instead.
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(Unless, that is, you’re just looking for a hookup—even new moms need to blow off steam!
) To be fair, not everyone I’ve met on a dating app or website turned out to be a catfish (or serial killer).
Still, the experts say single moms would do well to look for prospects in places other than our glowing screens.
“We treat online dating like we do our social media streams and select only the images that stand out to us,” says Silva.