When DearSugar  asked readers if they would date online, 51 percent said  "Yes, why not? I don't want to exclude the possibility of meeting someone online." According to the New York Times , an increased amount of single parents are using online  dating as a means to meet new people. Surveys conducted by Mediamark Research show that approximately 397,000 people who are the single parent of a child in their household have used online dating within 30 days. Since most single parents are usually busy juggling work and family duties, it is said that online dating proves to be a beneficial and convenient way to meet potential partners. And who knows, maybe after a successful online meet-n-greet, the happy couple can have an online wedding  as well!