Dating can be extra tough for single parents. So, to help remove some of the barriers around dating as a single parent, online dating company Match Group has rolled out a new service where single parents meet in hopes of finding a new romance.
Is there a dating app for single parents?
Launched on National Single Parent Day, March 21st, Stir is a dating app entirely designed to celebrate and connect single parents, who are oftentimes underserved on mainstream dating apps.
“Every year, we survey and interview singles, and every year, we find the same recurring theme: single parents are having a hard time dating,” Dinh Thi Bui, vice president of new verticals at Match Group, told CNN. “They felt stigmatized in the dating world, like it is a turn-off to disclose they have children. We also saw that single parents naturally gravitate towards other single parents because they didn’t have to explain their constraints as they were in the same stage of life.”
According to a study based on new data from roughly 1500 Stir members, most single parents (90%) aren’t hiding the fact that they have kids on their dating profile. However, more than half of single parents (54%) have been ghosted after a first date, and one in five (20%) of single parents have been ghosted after someone learned they had kids.
What is Stir dating app?
From the company that owns Tinder, Match, Hinge, and OKCupid, Stir features Stir Time, an exclusive scheduling feature where members can display their “me time” with matches to make it easier for them to coordinate calendars. Like other dating apps from the Match Group, Stir also lets people match via questions about their personality and values.
How much is Stir dating app?
Available via the Apple App Store and Google Play, Stir is free to download and message others after you match. A three-month premium membership costs $89.99. This includes “boosting,” aka promoting your profile in a local area, and “super likes,” which is a way to show someone you’re really into them.