Now, a dating website where single parents are set up for dates by their kids
A new dating website has been launched where single parents can find love with the help of their sons and daughters.
Websites like mysinglefriend.com already exist where lonely hearts can search for romance with the help of their friends - but mylovelyparent.com is a place where sons and daughters can play cupid.
The site was launched last month by Matt Connolly, 35, after he wanted to help his own mother find love.
He told the Daily Mail that the inspiration for the website came from his mum - a very lovely lady in her 60s, who has been single for too long.
Early last year she asked him if he could help "find her knight in shining armour," he said.
He looked at a number of different online dating sites and couldn't find any that he wanted to recommend to her. So he decided to set up www.myLovelyParent.com.'
Matt said he wanted to create a website that is fun and easy to use but also safe - all profiles are checked and vetted before going online.
The profiles are only visible to other members and personal email addresses are not shared.
All the profiles are initially set up by the younger generation (who must be at least 18 years old), who can sign up on behalf of a single, older relative (typically their parents but it could also be an aunt, uncle or friend).
Their parent is then sent an invitation to join the website - which is free for the first three months - and expand their profile, then use it to meet like-minded people.
Sons and daughters can recommend other members to their parents for a potential date - but it's then up to the parent to decide if they agree with their child's suggestion.