But as the number of single parents is expected to rise to approximately 1.9 million in the UK next year it could be easier than you once thought!
Thankfully we live in a day and age where you don't have to sit around twiddling those thumbs waiting for your knight in shining armour, nowadays online dating sites have made finding hot singles much easier.
When babysitters cost an arm and a leg and getting out the door without children can be a shear impossibility, online dating comes into it’s own.
No longer do you have to wait to meet new people till when you go out.
Welcome to our reviews of the Best Single Parent Dating Websites of 2017 (also known as Single Mothers Dating Sites).
Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each single parent dating website, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.
Before you embark on single parent dating, consider reading our advice pages: dating for parents, online dating safety and writing an online dating profile.