‘You’re still human, and it’s natural to want to find sex, friendship, love, or whatever it is you are looking for. ‘Make the time for yourself and remember you are not just a mother or father.
‘If you want to show you as a parent and use pictures with your children in, a distance shot is best for security – perhaps the whole family in the park. ‘Just in the same way you would pay attention to who accesses your photo albums on Facebook.’ If you don’t want to reveal on your profile, when should you mention your children?
Shilpa Gandhi, certified matchmaker and founder of introduction agency, Amare Exclusive, advised that honesty was the best policy.
‘It’s likely they’ve got kids if they’re divorced or separated and using an app so one of the key issues to clear up is ‘Do your weekends sync up? ‘By this I mean if you both have kids on the same weekend you’ll also have free weekends at the same time so that’s a great start. It is important to unwind and relax so that you can be yourself.’ Whether you are a single parent dating or not, it’s wise to follow some common sense rules to keep yourself safe.
That could mean asking friends and family to help out with childcare or using a babysitter. Lianne explained: ‘Make sure you follow some golden rules.
For example: ‘I am the proud parent of a six-year-old boy and am looking for someone to share my future with’.’ However, when selecting a profile picture, there is one thing you should perhaps avoid – using pictures with your children.