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New Survey; Single parents value their kids’ opinon when it comes to dating

March 18, 2017 Statistics & Trends No Comments Email Email

With Single Parents’ Day coming up on March 21, EliteSIngles’ research team set out to explore Australia’s opinions towards single parenthood and dating.

  •          88% of singles have no qualms dating someone with kids
  •          77% of parents with children under 18 want their kids’ approval on a new partner
  •          66% of singles agree that having a good bond with a partner’s children makes a relationship stronger
  •          12% of single dads would get their child’s help with writing their dating profile

Our study of 370 Australians revealed that 88% of respondents would have no qualms dating someone with children, challenging the misconception that the dating scene doesn’t accommodate single parents. What’s more, 66% of singles agreed that having a positive relationship with a partner’s children makes them love their partner more.

If you’re dating a single parent, be ready to put some effort into impressing their kids – 77% of parents with children younger than 18 would want their seal of approval before getting deeply involved with a partner. Parents with grown-up children aren’t as rigid, 73% admit that their partner choice is none of their kids’ business.

The research also reveals that the majority of single parents would wait until things start getting more serious to introduce their kids to their new partner. Once introduced, a convincing 92% of Aussies said that doing family activities with a partner’s children and their own plays a crucial part in building a stronger relationship.

When it comes online dating, it seems Australians tend to want to keep their children out of the equation until they’ve met in person; only 17% of singles would include a picture of themselves with their children on their dating profile. Similarly, only 21% would be more inclined to go on a date with someone who has a photo with their kids on their profile.

On the whole, women were much more attuned to their children’s opinion, with 70% saying they wouldn’t date someone unless their children liked them. Only 45% of men surveyed shared the same attitude. Nevertheless, 12% of single dads would want their children’s advice when it comes to writing a dating profile, whilst only 2% of women felt similarly.

EliteSingles’ resident psychologist had this to say about the study: “There is a common misconception that finding love as a single parent is more difficult because having children supposedly puts people off. However, as this study reveals the majority of individuals are open to the idea of meeting single parents. They are perceived as independent and more experienced, and subsequently clearer about what they’re seeking in a relationship. This puts them at a certain advantage when looking for love.”

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