Michelle recommended reframing your self-doubts.
“I think a lot of the time when we go into dating we go in first with our insecurities, so if you’ve had a divorce, for example, you might feel a pressure to put ‘divorced’ in your profile.
“But it’s okay to have that conversation on the actual date.”
For those who want to be totally transparent about their situation, it’s all about drawing out the positives.
Rather than including “divorced, with three kids” in a dating app bio, Michelle recommended weaving it into the prompts dating apps often give their users.
“Saying something like, ‘On a Sunday night you can find me curled up on the sofa watching the latest Disney film with my daughter,’ is doing it in a way that doesn’t make it feel negative.”
It comes from a place of confidence rather than defence or insecurity – plus, it tells us a little bit more about you.