Single Parents Mingle Review

Single Parents Mingle focuses on helping single adults meet, rather than on blending families. All the same, it remains clear what kind of person you’ll be meeting right from the start. It’s open to both single parents and anyone with no qualms about finding love with someone not flying completely solo through life. Either way, this site might be just right for your specific needs.

The profile process on SingleParentsMingle.com allows you to fill out a number of different questionnaires and personal essays. You can reveal as much as you want about yourself and learn more about others this way. You can also take an online personality test that color codes your profile based on the results. Having taken the test myself, I have to say that it seems more accurate than others I’ve tried.

“Single Parents Mingle is so inexpensive that even though you have to pay to reply to messages, it’s not going to cost much to give it a try.”

You can skip large portions of the profile questions. There used to be an issue with the system automatically filling in default answers for fields left blank, but that no longer happens. Still, I’m a firm believer that folks who are serious about meeting for a meaningful connection with someone else will take the time to make sure that their profile is as complete and accurate as possible if they want to be successful.

Free searches allow you to narrow results to within 10 miles of home. A keyword search option was added a while back and that’s something I found lacking in my initial visit. You can also select all the criteria that are available to fill out on a profile, whether mandatory or optional. You can even search how many days it’s been since other members have signed onto Single Parents Mingle.

The results include last login date and full profile details. You can click on yes, no or maybe to instantly show whether someone interests you or not. Besides informing your “yeses” of your interest, it’ll also remove the “no” responses from future results. You can also send free signs of interest to any subscriber and read the message boards. There are chat rooms, instant messaging and onsite email, but they’re limited to paid subscribers. It’s unfortunate that nonpaying members can’t read emails from other paying members.

The site still struggles to attract visitors compared to how it did at the height of its popularity. It has lowered its price again, although I did notice some advertising added to the homepage. All the same, with kids at home, money can be tight, so saving money is always a good thing. Single Parents Mingle is so inexpensive that even though you have to pay to reply to messages, it’s not going to cost much to give it a try.

Single Parent Love Review

SingleParentLove.com is a slightly odd site, in my opinion. Certainly not because I think there’s anything wrong with a widowed or divorced mother or father moving on with life, but because this site doesn’t allow for truly localized searches. I tend to think you’d be looking for someone special close to home. I mean, who wants to uproot their family while trying to establish stability? All the same, I guess a fresh start in a new place might be good too. I’ll tell you more about the limited search options later.

As per usual, you can fill out a free profile on Single Parent Love. There are several mandatory fields to complete through a series of dropdown menus, as well as two freeform essays to write. There really isn’t much specifically about your family, though.

“If you upgrade to the pricier of two membership options, you can send and receive video mail.”

I mean, of course you can complete options to display whether you have any kids, if you’re willing to relocate and what you’re marital status is. However, the same generic questions show up on any site. You can’t, for example, say how big your family is or the gender or age of your children, which is a shame.

Now on to what I was complaining about in the intro. There are no truly localized searches because you never provide a zip or postal code. At first I thought you could only narrow things down to a country and province or state. However, it’s not that bad, because you can filter basic results by a dropdown list of select cities. Currently, advanced searches are free, but they cover other criteria beyond location.

The site offers email, instant messaging and group chat rooms. If you upgrade to the pricier of two membership options, you can send and receive video mail. You can also preview video introductions. These added features are of limited value because few members have posted videos. I find that the single parents I’ve dated tend to be private people. They’re not always up for posting too much personal stuff online, so that might be a factor here.

The site has limited popularity and has even lost a bit of traffic in the year or so since our last visit. However, one thing in favor of the site is that it’s always free to reply to instant messages or emails. Of course, that makes it appealing to join for free. It also makes upgrading more worth your time. You could get a reply from anyone you contact, because you’re not limited to other paying members.

Its lack of popularity is tempered by its free replies. So, in the end, Single Parent Love is worth trying out because you have nothing to lose.