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Single Dads Look for Love on New TLC Show “Single Dad Seeking”

posted: 04/13/16
by: Korenne Smith

What to Expect on This Season of Single Dad Seeking

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Single Dad Seeking follows five single fathers looking for love as they juggle raising their own children. It premieres Sunday, May 8th at 10/9c.

As the concept of the nuclear family continues to shift with the modern age, we see more single parents playing the role of mom and dad. While talk of single motherhood has always dominated the conversation, not as much is said about single fathers. Did you know that the number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960? Interestingly, the data also tells a story about a notable statistical difference between single mothers and single fathers: Single fathers are more likely than single mothers to be living with a cohabiting partner (41% versus 16%).

Enter TLC's new show: Single Dad Seeking. The series follows five single fathers working hard to raise their kids. As they strive to provide the ideal lives for their sons and daughters, they each feel that a critical piece of their family is missing. These dedicated dads are searching to find not only love in their lives, but also a woman willing to love their children.

Each of the women of the show are without children of her own, seeking her happily ever after with a responsible, caring man. In addition to finding love, these women sincerely want to be mothers. None of them have found the opportunity--until now.

Could these couples be a match made in heaven? These single dads and women have dated via phone calls, video chat, text and email. But none of these singles have met in person. They are now ready to take the next step, moving in together for a trial run to see if it is meant to be, kids and all!

Would you move in with a significant other with children? Watch the premiere of "Single Dad Seeking" on Sunday, May 8 at 10/9c.