For single parents the challenge of dating can be a difficult one. Finding a person who accepts your family situation and understands that the kids come first can be nigh on impossible if you’re going down the usual routes of meeting people. But have you stopped to consider that there is a group of people who understand exactly what you’re going through, because they’re going through it too?
A great way to meet other single parents is to go on holiday as part of a single parent group. There are lots of companies cropping up nowadays who recognise the need for single parents to meet like-minded people and get back into dating in a stress-free environment and lots of deals out there for singles holidays in 2013. A lot of these companies were set up by single parents so they know exactly how difficult the whole process can be – being the only adult on a two-week holiday can be extremely trying and leave you feeling completely drained.
If you do opt for a specific single parent holiday, and you do your research, you’ll see that most of these holidays offer a kids club throughout the day, which gives parents the chance to spend time together and get to know one another, all the while knowing your kids are having a good time. Unlike the usual singles holiday, you already know right of the bat that you have one of life’s biggest complexities in common.
Usually you can get a great deal on full or half board holidays so you don’t have to worry about cooking or cleaning and just get on with enjoying yourself. And you’re not limited to summer holidays exclusively. Many groups operate throughout the year, with half term options and Christmas holiday breaks. A lot of people favour adventure holiday packages, as they give the kids a chance to burn off some energy, while everyone bonds over a unique, shared experience. Often there are family entertainment nights, where everyone is free to let their hair down and get to know one another in a fun, social setting.
If you’re wary of diving into a full holiday right away, most companies also offer day trips to ease you into the group holiday experience.