Dangers of dating a single mother

18-Jul-2014 16:50 by 4 Comments

Dangers of dating a single mother

“Nothing can prepare you for the lengths a predator will go to trying to access your child,” she said.

He said this was true whether the couple met in a pub, a club or online.It can often be hard to identify online grooming until it is too late,” she said.Criminologist for child protection group Bravehearts, Carol Ronken said people typically thought predators targeted social media sites, such as Facebook, Tumblr, Snapchat and Kik Messenger.He urged people to use all dating sites and mobile phone apps with great caution.“Leave your children completely out of the online dating process so that you don’t attract the wrong kind of attention.Ms Ronken said parents who used dating sites should be extremely cautious and put in strategies to protect their children, such as not posting photos of them or disclosing their names.

“Single parents using these sites have been targeted in the past and if parents don’t take the appropriate precautions they will be putting their children at risk,” she said.

“Unfortunately when people take their relationship offline, the dating website through which they met has very little influence over how people conduct their personal relationships,” he said.

Private investigator and director for online investigations, Julia Robson, who has appeared on to assist with investigations relating to online dating scams, said there were always risks when single parents entered back into the dating game.

CEO for major Australian dating site Oasis.com, Dave Heysen, said Oasis urged its members to be familiar with their safe dating guidelines when meeting new people.

“This rule applies to all members, including single parents,” he said.

“Most people require police clearances for employment these days, so it should never be a problem, and if excuses are made then obviously that person may be trying to hide something,” she said.