I met my SO on okcupid.com. I found that after I had kids, I preferred online dating. It allowed me to specify what I was and wasn't looking for, and to let them know up front that I have kids. It gave me the opportunity to get to know them thru e-mail/messaging, and eventually phone calls, so that I could get to know them without taking time away from my kids or hire a sitter, so it saved me money, time and guilt (for spending time with him instead of the kids - even though they were usually asleep in bed) if it turned out that the guy and I had nothing in common or just didn't click. Also, I would never have met my SO without it. He lives in the same town, but he's a long haul trucker, so he's on the road 90% of the time. We would have had to rely on chance to bring us together, and now that I'm with him, I wouldn't want to leave it up to chance.
at 11:23 AM on Jan. 23, 2010