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One-Third of Single Moms Would Let Their Kids Play Matchmaker

By Lori Garcia |

More than one-third of America’s 107 million singles are parents.

According to’s second annual Singles in America Study, which surveyed over 5,000 American singles, 78% of single moms reported being happy in their lives - a finding slightly higher than that of single women surveyed without children.

Additionally, the study found that one-fifth of single mothers would not remarry under any circumstances, while 42.4% would consider giving marriage another chance only if their children had developed a positive relationship with their partner. 

While one-third of single mothers surveyed would allow their children to play cupid, moms reported having serious relationship deal breakers. And why shouldn’t they? Relationship no-can-do’s included a partner’s disheveled appearance (78.6%), laziness (77.8%), and neediness (72.9%). You go girls! Motherhood dishes out enough messiness, laziness, and neediness! It’s no wonder mothers are less likely to tolerate these behaviors from a romantic partner.

The study also found that single moms are going online to find love, with one-fifth of moms surveyed reporting they met their most recent date online.

For words of wisdom from single parents themselves, check out What Single Parents Want You to Know.

Were you surprised by the Singles in America Study? Have you looked online for love?

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About Lori Garcia


Lori Garcia

Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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