Single parents don’t have to compromise when looking for a soul mate or spouse. Although some might advise you to take what you can get, don’t believe them. There are plenty of good people out there who are not afraid to marry a single parent.
The stigma once attached to divorce has begun to fade away. Once, divorced individuals could only marry other divorced people. This is no longer the case. While it is more difficult to find a suitable partner if you are a parent raising children, but it’s far from impossible.
Never compromise on quality
You should never compromise when looking for a partner, whether you have children or not. If you aren’t interested in committing your life to a romantic partner, then don’t do it. This will only lead to another divorce. You should always hold out for someone that is suitable for you and your children.
Become financially independent
Try to become financially independent if you aren’t already. You don’t want to have to look for someone to pay your bills. If this is your strategy, you will end up settling instead of finding a good match for yourself.
If you aren’t earning enough money to pay your bills, then try to find a better-paying job or upgrade your skill set to make yourself a key person in your office.
Discuss a better-paying position with your supervisor to earn more money. Ask if there are classes you can take that will make you a more valuable employee. Look into a college degree. If you can’t physically attend college, there are plenty of online programs available nowadays.
Once you are better able to support yourself and your children, you will be ready to look for a new relationship. You will find a much better partner if you are already set up with a good job. If you work for a large corporation, you may be able to find a partner who works at the same company.
Get involved in new activities
Join a fitness center or take up a specialized fitness activity like yoga. You will meet plenty of people in a non-threatening atmosphere who share your own interests.
Love via the Internet
Look at the classified ads in the newspaper or check online for love interests. There is still a good chance that you will find a few prospects. After all, you are on there, so there must be other good people there besides yourself.
Don’t ever give up and settle. You deserve much better than that and so do your children. You will have to be patient. Get out there and mingle, and keep your eyes open.