Dangling your cute kid as bait for a potential partners was a bad look way before the internet. If you see a picture of a dad and his kid on a dating site, just remember that he was willing to risk his child’s safety — to whatever degree — to make himself appear a viable mate. Single parents, regardless of gender, argue that having a child pictured can be an effective way to screen those uninterested in parenthood. Sure, for single parents pursuing a long-term thing, kids are a part of the package deal.

All you are doing is revealing your crazy side and scaring the sane people away.

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.

I also saw parents do quite a few disturbing things while I was recently single and dating, but you don’t have to give up on dating with children; and you don’t have to be a spinster to protect your children if you are smart about it.

Here is my top 10 list of things parents and people dating parents should never do, based on my experience as a child psychiatrist, step-parent, parent, step-child and recent online dater.

"I knew the kind of character he wanted in a woman and the kind of commitment," Terry Beck said.

"But it didn't work on the first few times." Geri Brin doesn't expect an online post about her son to result in marriage.He hasn't gone on a date through "Date My Single Kid" yet. He is hoping for the best and preparing for the worse, a broken heart.But even after a breakup, he knows he's got Mom to turn to.This shouldn’t include pictures of your kid — which can expose them to precisely the wrong kind of people.Should you be concerned that any right swipe can put them in the path of a pedophile? Although there’s no real reason to believe Tinder, or any other dating site, is more dangerous than the outside world, one should takes precautions in both.There is no reason why a guy on a dating site needs to see a picture of your children.