Here is a new one I found out- when out on date, never tell anyone your children’s age. It is bad enough to get a date sometime when you tell a man you have children. Even though you make look well and youngish, once they find out your children age, I can see it all on their forehead, trying to work out how old you are. Even though this particular man may 1. already have children and is divorced himself; 2. does not want a family; 3. told you that he does not care how old you are- the way his mind works is that you still have to be nubile enough for him. I still remember the shock and horror on a man’s face when he learnt that I was the mother to a teenager, although initially he professed a great love for children and dogs. Next!