There comes a time in every single parent’s life when they have to decide if they’re going to be upfront with potential dates about their bundles of joy back at home.
If you’re having this debate here’s what the experts say about child disclosure when it comes to online dating:
Honesty Is The Best Policy. Being upfront about your kids weeds out all the people that it wouldn’t have worked out anyway. Your dating profile is a snapshot of your life. Your kids are the biggest part of your life. Dating and relationship coach Meg Rector says “in the same way that I encourage clients to be honest in the photos they post, I encourage clients to be honest about their life situations, especially if it includes kiddos.”
How To Mention You Have Kids. If the dating site you use doesn’t have the option to click that you’re a parent, stick it your bio. You can keep it short and sweet like “mother/father of two” or get more creative about it. Just don’t do it in your profile picture. For their safety and privacy, skip those cute selfies you took together for your Bumble.
If, for whatever reason, you decide to skip disclosing you’ve got kids in your profile, make sure to slip it in soon after you match with someone. The longer you put it off, the longer you’re putting off being your authentic self with someone!