It's successfully launched thousands of happy and lasting relationships.
It also gives you the opportunity to date until you're ready to commit, without becoming completely absorbed by one person.
Browse for potential friends and partners from the safety of your own home, without having to juggle children and babysitters – get to know other single parents at your own pace.
Before you embark on single parent dating, consider reading our advice pages: dating for parents, online dating safety and writing an online dating profile.
And then, once you are finally ready to get back out there, you have to factor in the kids and their feelings.
Here are a few of my single mom dating advice articles that are a good base.
What to do instead: Start out slowly, Cantarella says.