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Single Parents Should Get Married

Updated on September 6, 2016

There was this interesting conversation that took place with a married man, no, not that type. No proposition was involved instead, an exchange of ideas ensued concerning the rearing of children that caused a mental blinking neon sign to flash: SINGLE PARENTS SHOULD GET MARRIED.

During the conversation exchange of parent child relationships he mentioned how well adjusted his kids are, and how on track they are academically. He talked about how he pays for extra-curricular activities for his children and that these activities keep them focused and out of trouble. But I thought, I did extra-curricular activities and so do many other single parents. Yet, there was no well adjustment or any feeling of on track academics. The solitary changing factor in his family and for his children, as appose to a single parent’s, is that his children live in a two parent home. Consequently, the logical conclusion, there is no getting around it, single parents should get married. Follow these suggestions and possibly you too can have a two parent family unit.

Put A Sign Above Your Forehead

You frequently see them on the side of the streets, holding up signs asking for food, or money. Single parents should stand on the side of the proverbial road and beg as well. However, instead of asking for food or money they should ask for a good husband who they can cook for. “Will cook for love and companionship”, the sign should read. Even though it is highly unlikely that the cooked meal will be appealing. Their culinary skills are limited since they spends most of their time working to stay above the economic fray. Consequently, family meals are fast food, frozen meals and quick fix process-foods.

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Hit Up Everyone You Come In Contact With For A Blind Date

After America’s major economic crisis one in every five persons will come across a vagrant outside the grocery store asking for money. Single parents outside these areas should ask anyone they see if they can hook them up with a blind date. No preference, tall, short, fat or thin a blind date they would like to take part in. No favorite location for the date a walk in the park, dinner at the corner store, fast food restaurant, or a quick snack at the corner vendor. They will not be fastidious as long as time spend leads to marriage.

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Go Through The Trash

In the back alleys of restaurants single parents should boldly go through the trash to find possible names of customers that left a large tip. A man that leaves a large tip has a generous heart and could be, he will be a great dad for your kid. Many agree a large tipper is a person who understands and appreciates the service industry. So he will recognize and appreciate the wifely service that the single parent is hoping to provide. With these names in hand the wife to be can google her future husband; everyone knows Google provides all you need to know about any person, just keep at it long enough and the information age technology will honor any request.

Early Sunday Buzz The Doors

At random early mornings there is someone knocking at your door, when asked who it is you hear a voice of a religious person trying to convert you to his belief. So to must single parents. Pick an area with lots of doors to knock on and proceed to convince the available male to marry you. Tell him about the great service he will be doing as he helps you raise your child. Tell him the importance of his role in creating a two parent home. How your child will be a better well-adjusted person. How he, as a husband and father, can promote the family institution by eagerly taking on a readymade family. The personal rewards out weight any other feelings of accomplishments. What a service he can be to the society by taking part in the marriage institution with you.

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Network At The Job’s Water Cooler

Everyone knows that if you want to know about impacting information the job’s water cooler is the place to be. Single parents stand at the cooler and get the 411 on the single balding worker on the fifth floor. Find out his likes and dislikes. Get to know his interests and hobbies. Does he want a ready made family? Can he cook? How does he look with silk pajamas on? Stand at the cooler all day, ignore your job duties in your hunt for the husband and a daddy for your child. Wait there long enough and network with the many persons that come by for a quick drink of water. Stand there long enough and you will be able to get a long list of single available co-workers. This list should take about a week to work through and result in a possible walk down the aisle, if not the church's aisle the job's aisle. An aisle is an aisle is an aisle.

Marathon For Marriage

Gather all the single parents in your community, your state, and do a fundraiser for a husband. But instead of collecting money from co-workers, friends, family and community members, collect phone numbers of available men. For every five phone numbers you walk, run, or cycle a mile around the park in your community. At the end of the marathon get together with fellow marathoners and swap collected phone numbers. Some of your collections may not be suitable hence, it is good to cross reference with other marathoners and trade phone numbers. The name Bob and his phone number might not appeal to you however it might appeal to another prospecting single parent.

Single parents should get married and now they are equipped with tools to help them do so. So go out there and find a husband. If asked to sign a petition, rally whatever you deem necessary to get that husband. With all the getting remember the reason for such high pursuit, the children, and pledge to keep them safe.


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      Yvette Marshall 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Dear dashingscorpio,

      Thank you for you comment. You are right, a happy and safe environment is more important for children. I wrote the piece to bring awareness of the social pressure many single parents feel because they are not married. It is my attempt to bring humor to a sometimes unsettling situation. At the end of the piece I was sure to mention to keep the children safe and let them be the priority.

      At the end of the day each household is individually based so, what might be good for one family can be detrimental to another. Thank you for sharing your personal experience it is this sharing that helps to empower many single parents who at times feel like giving up the fight.

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      dashingscorpio 2 years ago

      I imagine only (women) would want to get married simply to get help with children rather than marry a man they're actually "in love" with.

      I don't believe one's parental status should determine whether they should get married or not. Being with the "right person" is more important than being with just anyone so you have a two income home.

      My parents got divorced when I was 7. Me and my brothers turned out fine without much help from my father. My mother couldn't afford to a lot of extra curricular activities. We all went away to college with the help of some financial aid and life went on. My mother got her RN nursing degree.

      It's most important not to have your children living in a "toxic environment". No amount of income can erase violent screaming matches from their minds.