Best places to meet singles over 40

Non-traditional: David Arrick and Heidi Sadowsky, best places to meet singles over 40 friends for 20 years, are a couple who both wanted children. Their solution was to have a child together and co-parent, without any romantic relationship. This new breed of online daters are turning to websites like Modamily.

Nate, without the need for romance. We feed and love and clothe and shelter him. The fact that we’re not married, it’s not a big deal. You need to really be on the same page,’ he said. Sadowsky added: ‘I really wanted my child to have two parents. If you can share the support and the ups and downs with someone, it makes it a much more interesting parenting option.

Dawn Pieke, 43, is one woman who turned to co-parenting after her live-in boyfriend, who she was was ready to have children with, cheated on her. I’ve met so many women in this same situation, who aren’t married and feel like they missed the boat,’ she said. Ms Pieke said she found a Facebook group devoted to co-parenting, and soon found Australian resident Fabian Blue, 41, who wanted to be an equal partner in raising a child as much as she did. She wanted a baby, but feared doing it alone because it was important for her to have a child who knew their father. She said, ‘I didn’t grow up with my dad. So rather than focusing on a love match, she decided to find someone to share both the financial and emotional stresses of child rearing.