THE BEST PLACES FOR SINGLE MOMS TO MEET MEN
"With over 50 million people now online dating, there's no excuse not to be a part of the action! You can multitask and scope for dates, all from the privacy of your home. This one was my saving grace," says Moore. There are sites specifically aimed at parents, she adds. Score! Except I haven't warmed up to online dating. Call me old school or call me scared, but I'm just not ready to go there.
2. A Golf store or the driving range.
"Trust me on this one, men galore," she says. I could get on board with this one. I prefer one-on-one interaction, and with a few YouTube videos I can be golf conversant in a few hours.
3. Get set up.
Ask everyone you know for set-ups -- not just your friends and family, but acquaintances, too. Moore says most people know hundreds of people but only ask those three or five people in their closest circle for a set up. Think broader, she says, and don't be shy.
Lori Edelson, a psychotherapist specializing in couples therapy in the metro Detroit area, has been advising men, women and couples for over 30 years. She suggested that gourmet markets or a grocery store's prepared food department might be the place to meet up. Or, dog parks at lunch time or on weekends are also good picks. And if you're willing to shell out a few bucks, Eldelson suggests looking into dinner meetings for singles like the "Eight at Eight" Dinner Club, a dating service.