I know that many of my readers are single parents looking to find reassurance that they’re not on their own. Navigating being a single parent with everything else that’s been going on recently really hasn’t been easy. So it’s always nice to find that you’re not alone when you’re dreaming of escaping at the moment. Having some time to yourself can be really valuable for any parent, but particularly for single parents, and dating can often provide a really vital way to escape being just Mum or Dad and enjoy some adult interaction.
Dating these days comes in a whole range of shapes – it’s not just a case of heading out for a drink or a meal anymore. Of course, it’s absolutely fine if that’s all you want to do. But many daters like to dabble in a wider range of experiences these days.
I think that dating for single parents gets far easier as the children get older. You can maybe leave them home alone once they reach their late teens, or you might be able to arrange for them to have a sleepover with a friend. It’s much harder to sort childcare out when your children are younger. This is why many single parents in their late 40s and 50s often have the advantage when it comes to dating.
Niche dating in your 50s
Online dating is perfect for single parents, no matter what their age. It’s a great way to meet new people without having to worry about who’s going to watch the kids.
And these days, online dating websites cover a whole range of niche dating styles too. So if you’re into something a little different, then there’s something out there that’s perfect for you. Even some niche dating styles that you might normally associate with couples are covered. For example, you can meet up with mature swingers through a dedicated swinging website, even if you’re a single person.
Despite what you might think, it’s really not that uncommon for older single parents to enjoy being part of the older swingers community. And it’s really great to see this kind of thing growing in popularity and not being seen as a lifestyle that people should hide away. Single, female swingers are affectionately referred to as unicorns, whilst single men who enjoy the swinging scene are known as bulls! The fact that swingers have coined names for both single male and female swingers just goes to show that it’s not as uncommon as you might think!
Of course, swinging isn’t the only niche style of dating that single parents might want to enjoy. But you can rest assured that whatever style of dating you enjoy, there will be an online dating website set up and ready to help you find somebody to spend time with.
Niche dating definitely isn’t just for the younger generation, and swinging definitely isn’t just for couples! Single parents of any age are free to enjoy pretty much any dating style they like – it just gets a little easier to figure out the childcare once your kids get that little bit older.