‘Always meet on mutual ground such as a cafe or bar which you both know.

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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.

‘Being a parent is a big part of who you are, so it is likely that your children feature in the majority of your recent photographs,’ Clémentine continued.

‘I’ve had men not bother message back when I’ve told them and when I was out with friends one of their acquaintances was chatting me up until I said I had a child.

‘It was rude but at least I knew not to waste my time.’ You also shouldn’t feel guilty about having to rearrange or cancel dates because of childcare.

‘I always suggest bringing a new partner into a conversation with your children in a low-key way so they are aware of the name and there are minimal expectations. ‘There is nothing worse than the ex arriving to pick up the children one weekend with a new partner in tow that you know nothing about.

‘It’s not fair on you and it’s not fair on the children.‘I just didn’t think I would fall in love again’ – not an unusual feeling after a divorce or separation.But Sarah had almost resigned herself to it just being her and her daughter after her relationship with her long term partner dissolved before their daughter turned one.‘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.‘Always ensure the person you are dating knows that you are a parent.