Pro Panel – Should Single Moms Include their Kids te Online Dating Profiles

Each month, asks a curated panel of the nation’s top dating experts for their advice on a single hot topic spil requested by our members.

THIS MONTH: “As a single mother, should I be up pui about my children ter my online dating profile?”

Even tho’ it may decrease the pool of candidates who might initiate a conversation with you, our experts overwhelmingly agree that you are better off being translucent about your motherhood. Your children are a major portion of your life, and you would not want to waste your time with a man who isn’t ready to accept that. However, mentioning kids is different from writing a page-long ode to them. The profile is about you, not them!

Here’s what our experts say:

Maria Avgitidis

This is pretty tricky. The problem with online dating is that things wij consider te “normal world” to be preferences can be miscommunicated spil dealbreakers te “online world.” Single parents are ter a bad position online, since most members tend to default browsing members without children. That said, if you are a single parent, you’re sort of a package overeenkomst! Whoever dates/marries you is also dating/marrying your kids. Yes, you should be up gevelbreedte about your package overeenkomst. You should also devote a paragraph ter your profile describing the relationship you have with your kids. You essentially want to meet someone who’s cool with you being a single parent. They’ll understand that your priorities are different, and those are the dates that usually fare for more appreciation of your schedule and energy.

Proprietor of Agape Match, a matchmaking stiff based ter NYC, which caters to Fresh Yorkers and Greek- American singles.

Donna Barnes

Yes! The more accurately you portray you and your life te your profile, the better getraind your matches will be. Commonality of values, ethics and goals is what makes a relationship succeed. Any dude that is panicked off by your children is not right for you ter the very first place. Don’t waste your time. The more fair you are, the less heartache you risk down the line.

April Beyer

Your kids are a phat part of your life so of course, you have to mention that you have them ter your profile. Just be careful that you don’t lead with “I’m a single mom” or bring them up ter every section of your profile.

Matchmaker and Dating & Relationship Coach for Women.

Taylor Personages

Absolutely! Not acknowledging that you have children on your profile is misleading to potential dates. Kids are not for everyone and you wouldn’t want to invest your time dating someone only to find out they are not interested ter having children or parenting your children. Be upfront and fair from the embark so that while you are searching for your playmate you can eliminate people from the commence who aren’t a match for you. You wouldn’t want someone to lie on their profile about something that may or may not be a overeenkomst breaker for you. Honesty is always the best policy, online and offline.

Online dating and relationship pro, columnist at

Laurie Davis

Mentions of children belong ter the stats of your profile, not the copy. So when your dating webpagina asks whether you have or want children, response the question but avoid including anecdotes of your little ones ter your description of yourself. It’s significant to respect your children’s privacy, and matches will appreciate that you know how to set boundaries spil well. Ultimately, your profile is yours and your chance to showcase yourself, your interests and your passions.

Erika Ettin

Yes. On most online dating sites, there is a checkbox for whether or not you have children. Always be fair here. It’s downright up to you whether you want to discuss your children te your profile (or vertoning any photos with them), but at a naked ondergrens, choose “yes” when asked if you have children. You don’t want someone to fall te love with you under false pretenses.

Suzanne K. Oshima

Absolutely, spil a single mother, you should never attempt to hide the fact that you have children, your children are a big part of your life. If someone isn’t interested te dating you because you have children, then he’s obviously not for you and it’s better to find out that up gevelbreedte, than months into the relationship when there are more emotions at stake. For every stud that doesn’t want to date you because you have children, there’s another one around the corner who will, and will appreciate you and your children.

Matchmaker & Dating Coach Wish Bachelor & Bachelorette.

Julie Spira

Absolutely. While your primary online dating profile photo should be a solo picture of you and not one with your children ter it, you should let potential dates know how significant your children are to you. You’ll want to meet someone with similar values who understands that being a mother is a big part of your life. While you shouldn’t exploit your children online, don’t hide them from your date, spil he’ll be more than astonished if your kids response the ingevolge when he comes to pick you up for your date.

Online dating and relationship accomplished and bestselling author of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating,”

Neely Steinberg

Yes, you should. Turn this around and ask yourself the same question: Would you want to know ter a man’s dating profile if he has children? I think most people want to know this kleuter of information up gevelbreedte. This is not a superficial detail. Children are a thick part of your life and not something you should hide – you want someone who is comfy with this reality, anyway. Some people feel strongly about dating or not wanting to date a person who has kids, by mentioning you have them, you are weeding out potential mates who aren’t interested and saving yourself and others a entire lotsbestemming of time.

Neely Steinberg, dating and relationship columnist,

David Wygant

No. Lie and tell people they are your sister’s kids te your profile. Everyone lies online so why not join the club! Lets get serious now.

Be proud of your life, your choices and your kids. Having kids just weeds out the boys who do not want an instant family. Your dating pool is smaller but much better qualified.

So never lie and let the quality boys flood your te opbergruimte!

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Alex Furmansky

Spil the company’s visionary, Alex lives, breathes, and (much to the demise of this private life) sleeps Sparkology. When not meeting with the press, revamping the webstek, or personally reaching out to our members, he spends his time fending off CPAs, attorneys, and bankers. With two degrees from UPenn, investment banking at UBS and Evercore Vrouwen, and business development for OpenPeak under his vuilnisbelt, it’s hard to keep him out of the weeds of operations. He loves entertaining guests both out on the town and on his sailing yacht, where speed is measured te champagne bottles vanaf hour. A romantic at heart, Alex appreciates a bottle of wine, a tango, and two-person hammock.

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