They are perceived as independent and more experienced, and subsequently clearer about what they’re seeking in a relationship.

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Men are also much more likely to say 'I want a baby' - overall, 32% of single dads in Canada want more children, while just 20% of single moms feel the same.

Roughly one-in-four Canadians also think that showing off their children is the perfect way to give an online dating profile a boost, with 25% wanting to include a picture of them with their children somewhere in their bio.

The survey emphasizes this, with 81% of Canadians preferring to wait until they're in a serious relationship before introducing a new partner to their kids.

However, once you do meet your new partner's children (and/or they meet yours), it's a good idea to try and get on.

Clémentine Lalande, Co-CEO at Once dating, says it’s ultimately a personal decision.

‘Answering as a parent myself, with my children being a big part of my life, it wouldn’t be something I could hide.

There's some evidence that this tactic might work - 23% of singles say that they're even more inclined to go on a date with someone who has a photo with their kids in their profile.

Having (adult) children on the scene can also be useful in deciding who to date in the first place.

Browse for potential friends and partners from the safety of your own home, without having to juggle children and babysitters – get to know other single parents at your own pace.

Before you embark on single parent dating, consider reading our advice pages: dating for parents, online dating safety and writing an online dating profile.

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