Well what if there's a place where you'll be meeting someone in exactly the same situation?
Well actually there's a lot of them and we'll be taking a look at some of the best single dating sites in the UK.
Have you endured all the discouragement you can take in one paragraph?
Good, now I can resurrect your hopes for a happier outcome the second time around with my dating tips for single parents.
No matter what age you are, what you're looking for or what your budget is we can guarantee there will be a single parent dating site out there for you.
These are the top five in our opinion so just sit back and get ready to meet someone special.
However, when you've got kids it can put added pressure on finding someone new.
The dating scene is hard enough but when you've got kids or been in a long-term relationship that hasn't worked out, it can seem a whole lot harder.
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!
When you’re dating as a single parent in the UK, there are more than two people involved.
Don’t expect to become an “insta-family”, or even meet your date’s children for quite some time, this isn’t an episode of the Brady Bunch.