Now that I think about it, in my pre-marriage and B. (before children) life, I never had to try very hard to meet men. Meanwhile, my expectations and standards for a potential boyfriend are much higher now that I have children. One disappointing night is instant justification to not bother again.I would just go about my regular professional and social life and men would be there. In need of a dating pick-me-up, I turned to a few experts for some pointers on where single moms should go to meet suitable men. Ask everyone you know for set-ups — not just your friends and family, but acquaintances, too.The first stop on my fact-finding mission was Delaine Moore, a divorce and dating coach and founder of She suggested that I hit the gourmet market or a grocery store’s prepared food department.Apparently, Monday night is a good night to see what handsome piece of “meat” might be picking up a pre-cooked chicken.Let's face it, as mothers, we don't have the time or patience for dead ends. "With over 50 million people now online dating, there's no excuse not to be a part of the action! Call me old school or call me scared, but I’m just not ready to go there. A Golf store or the driving range.“Trust me on this one, men galore,” she says. I prefer one-on-one interaction, and with a few You Tube videos, I can be golf-conversant in a few hours. Moore says most people know hundreds of people but only ask those three or five people in their closest circle for a set up. Feeling more empowered, my next stop was Lori Edelson, a psychotherapist specializing in couples therapy in the metro Detroit area.We need hot spots that can land us some hot results. You can multitask and scope for dates, all from the privacy of your home. There are sites specifically aimed at parents, she adds. Edelson has been advising men, women and couples for over 30 years.C.) that selects a mix of four single women and four single men matched by age, interests and background to meet for dinner.
And if you’re willing to shell out a few bucks, Edelson suggests looking into dinner meetings for singles like the “Eight at Eight” Dinner Club. I may look into a dinner meeting eventually, but I think I’ll try the golf range and ask around more for referrals first.
Eight at Eight is a dating service (available in New York, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington, D.
Finding quality, eligible men feels more like a pipe dream. I'm not in a career where I can meet people in offices, at lunchtime restaurants, or at after-work events. And with the high price of babysitters, it takes a heck of a lot for me to leave the house.
But now that I'm divorced and a single mother, I don't have much of a social life.
Worth a try, since I’m probably going there anyway.
Just have to add some lipstick to my coupon folder. ) or on weekends are also good picks, Edelson said. Sounds like a risky set up for potential rejection, and I like my rejection FREE, thank you very much.