Used to be we’d only have to give our Au Pairs a safety lecture about drunk guys at bars who assume things when they hear the words “Au Pair”. Now, if our Au Pairs are using dating apps to meet people, we might have to expand our conversation about what’s safe and what’s appropriate.
Yes, I know that “everybody” uses dating sites and apps these days.
Heck, even my 85 year old Mother in Law is on match.com trying to meet a fellow who still has a heartbeat. And decent values.
But, with Au Pairs as with young adults, we need to offer them some advice that goes beyond Freaky Friday’s:
But what should that advice be? Here’s a specific question from SwipingLeftHostMom :
Our AP is now on Tinder and her dates are picking her up and dropping her off at our house (she doesn’t drive). While I did some online dating myself, I would never give my address to a person I didn’t know well (whether I met him online or at bar).
Perhaps I’ve watched too many episodes of Criminal Minds, but I am not comfortable with these random guys knowing where we live. I would love our AP to meet someone special, but I don’t want my family to be affected by a bad decision she makes. Any advice?