Most single parents battle with themselves and others over what should and should not be told to the children. Some say there is no right or wrong answer.
My personal opinion is this; you shouldn’t drag them into a relationship you aren’t sure of.
When you reach the point where you are actually communicating with each other through every way possible, and the two of you have met face-to-face more than once. Then at this point I would mention to the children that you have met someone.
Tell them about the person but do not discuss your future plans with this person just yet. Trust me, when it comes to internet relationships things happen and the plans may literally fall apart at the last minute.
If the two of you are making plans regarding the future, do not tell the children until the last minute.
As a single parent it is our responsibility to make sure our children feel safe. If our personal life changes like the weather? Then we should spare the children.
They shouldn’t have their little worlds tossed upside down whenever something goes wrong with our online relationship.
Should I tell my children about my online love? Absolutely not! At least not until all of the plans the two of you have made comes to fruition, and not until then.
Some parents tell their young children everything that happens every day in the new relationship. I know parents that have introduced their children to their “potential partner” over the phone or webcam! I am against that 100%!