Top 10 cities for single moms on the dating scene

May 4, 2011 by

In May 2011, released a list of the Top 10 Cities for Dating Single Moms on its official blog. The list was compiled using’s data on American singles to narrow down the top locations where women with children have had more success meeting someone via online dating than those without kids.

The number one spot where single moms rule the dating scene was claimed by Yonkers, New York — with Alpharetta, Georgia coming in as a close second.

The top 10 cities for single moms

1. Yonkers, New York

2. Alpharetta, Georgia

3. Newport News, Virginia

4. Beverly Hills, California

5. New Haven, Connecticut

6. Schenectady, New York

7. Olympia, Washington

8. Fairfax, Virginia

9. Green Bay, Wisconsin

10. Rockville, Maryland

Results from a recent study by showed that single parents in the US are dating more (21%) compared to singles without children (16%). The study also looked at how these singles felt about issues such as the appropriate amount of time to wait before introducing children to your new partner and how to tell a child about a new romance.

Specific results include…

Single parents are dating more than singles without kids

21% of single parents are currently dating someone, versus 16% of singles without kids. Furthermore, 35% of single parents have been on a first date in the past year, versus 27% of singles without kids.

How & when are single parents introducing kids into the mix

25% of singles would wait two to three months before introducing the person they’re dating to their kids. And when the time comes to set up a meeting between their partner and their children, 58% of singles said they would first invite their children and date to an activity outside of the house.

The study was commissioned by, and an independent group of 5,200 US singles were polled for this study, which was designed by the biological anthropologist Dr Helen Fisher, and underwritten by Binghamton University.

Additional results are available at

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