There are over 1.8 million single parents in the UK. 21% of them are from a black or ethnic minority background and 90% of them are women.
On average, stats have found that single parenthood typically lasts around 5 years. This last finding is somewhat reassuring, because single mums deserve to find love too.
When raising children it can feel like the odds are against you and dating has now become a game of cat-and-mouse, leaving you second-guessing if that special someone is out there. As dating has evolved with the times, we now have the added complexity of dealing with people “ghosting”, “benching”, or “breadcrumbing” you. The extensive dating lingo simply encapsulates the experience: it’s a circus, and you're the juggler when you have children, a career, finances, home life and yourself to think about.