Again, pedophiles are usually attracted to a specific age and gender, so don’t give them what they are looking for online.
You’d be surprised at how many single mothers go on long rants on their dating profiles about how their children already have a father and how they are not looking for a new father, blah, blah, blah.
Trust me, the rest of us have no desire to try to replace your child’s other parent, but when you talk about it so much, it makes us start to wonder.
The best thing to do is to be the child’s friend and then let the child decide what form the relationship will take.
Parents sometimes subtly (or not so subtly) try to push the unpleasant parts of parenting, namely the discipline, off on the step-parent.
It’s better to wait until you are clearly in a long-term relationship and you are Let’s be honest, if your new crush is there while you are spending time with your kids, you’ll be making googly-eyes at your crush and mostly ignoring your children.