“My Lovely Parent” Lets Kids Pick Dates for Single Parents
Dating sites have become very popular for those recently divorced or widowed. When you hit a certain age, it becomes more difficult to meet someone. It’s difficult to meet someone when you’re young; so when you’re older, that’s amplified. You’re faced with a myriad of potential significant others who all have their own emotional baggage–and probably a lot of it. Since more than 50% of marriages end in divorce, I can only imagine the amount of heart-broken people out there looking to start anew with someone else.
Those people surely have problems finding people who are ready for a relationship. That’s why online dating sites are so popular. If you sign up for one, you’re ready for something real (maybe not, but I guess that’s the whole premise). So, ideally, you’re only finding people who want a relationship just as much as you do.
I’ve seen many of my friends’ parents find love after divorce through sites like Match and eHarmony. It seems like it really works. But there was a time when my friend’s mom picked out the worst guy ever through a dating site. She actually started a relationship with him. My friend was understandably angered, but she had no choice on the matter; and since she didn’t live with her mom anymore, it wasn’t as big of a deal as it could have been.
But for those who are still living with their single parent or those who are just concerned about their parent’s dating life, there is a way to influence who they date. A new dating site called “My Lovely Parent” allows the kids to do the picking when it comes to who their parent falls in love with. It would be particularly helpful for those who know their parent would benefit from a dating site, but the parent is hesitant to open an account. My Lovely Parent allows you to create a profile and search through eligible matches, much like Match and eHarmony does.
It ventures away from the typical dating site by allowing the kids to gather a list of people they like and email it to their parent. There isn’t another dating site like this, as My Lovely Parent is solely dedicated to parents.
While you never really know if someone is creepy or not until you meet them, this site seems like it would have more quality people on it compared to any other dating site. At least we can hope.