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While part of the Cupid Media network of dating sites, there are still special features to cover with this Single Parent Love review. Of course, you want to know if the site works, if it’s worth it, and if really does cater to single parents (or the folks willing to date them), right? Well, let’s dive in.
Like most dating sites today, signing up with Single Parent Love takes a few seconds: email address, age, gender, and you’re good to go. You’ll then be met with folks in your geographic area (I’m assuming some form of cookie tells the site where you’re logging in from), and an age range they specify. It’s assumed you’re heterosexual.
I’ll admit I was really put off when I logged in. While the site lends to an uncluttered, straightforward feel, the “matches” that I was presented with – men ten years my senior with, uh, very real photos – left much to be desired. I almost logged out immediately and left.
Most sites offer up their most attractive members first. Nope, not on this single parent dating site. Obviously the company didn’t know I was writing this Single Parent Love review when I did. Yikes.
The site will automatically populate your feed with people of the opposite gender, 5 years younger and 10 years older (for women, at least), and within 250 km. This wasn’t very useful for me, so I changed it.
5 years up or down, 50 km, and active within the last month netted me 3 results. Seriously. This in a metropolitan area of several million people. Double yikes.
So, while the search engine works well (it’s surprisingly robust with the free membership), there just aren’t enough users on the site. Having said that, it can’t hurt to check and see if there’s anyone near you that seems appealing. Before paying, of course!
Well, there aren’t that many to connect with (in my case). Even when I upped the distance to 250km and online within the last month, I only had 5 results. Frankly, this surprised me.
I’d assumed – it seems incorrectly – that Single Parent Love shares it’s database with their other niche dating sites through the Cupid Media network. It seems they don’t, or at least don’t if you don’t (a) sign up specifically with Single Parent Love, or, don’t list yourself as a single parent. Interesting. A first (after almost a decade of writing dating site reviews, that’s saying a lot).
What do you get access to with the three tiers of service at Single Parent Love? Here we go:
Ready to sign up? They take credit cards, bank transfer and PayPal.
Yes, yes. Most people skip this part – both when they sign up and when reading a Single Parent Love review (you know, like this one). Just, take a peek, will you? Pretty please?
What you need to know:
I think that’s about all of it. There’s a bunch more, feel free to go look for yourself.
Do I recommend signing up? Hm. Depends. If you’re really solid on using a single parent dating site, maybe. If you sign up and find loads of eligible singles – or even just one – that catches your eye, yes. But maybe, just maybe, the person you like already has a membership, so you can message them for free. Save yourself the cash. You’re a single parent after all!
Have you used Single Parent Love? Any suggestions? Tips? I’d love to hear about your experiences in the comments.