Your date outfit has been carefully chosen and ironed. Your date outfit has been cobbled together inbetween dinner and bath time, and hung up in the hope the creases might drop out.NOW – and this is the important bit – do not put it on until the very last possible minute.

For example, when you search for a film, we use your search information and location to show the most relevant cinemas near you.

We also use this information to show you ads for similar films you may like in the future.

Provided his profile isn’t a pesky private you will find yourself with an encyclopaedic knowledge of how often he sees his mother to how many jobs he's got through.

Just remember which information he has provided and which is social media harvested intel, and prepare an appropriate ‘I have just this second found that out about you’ face for when he does tell you! You have plucked, scrubbed, painted, shaved and plastered on the under eye concealer.

Trust me, it’s the only way to avoid the risk of contamination by jammy fingers, snotty noses and low flying felt tips.

Having said that, it’s imperative you time your transformation from knackered mum to sexy singleton precisely though. Now, this may sound difficult, but just relax and be yourself.

I’d say this is good advice for anyone who’s planning to try online dating, but obviously if you’re a single mum you have to be extra vigiliant. duped into a relationship with someone who’s not who they say they are), I recommend putting on your detective cap.

Dating apps do half the work for you by linking users social media profiles, so don’t be shy - have a snoop.

And if you do stumble upon a sexy stay at home Dad they are always married.