Now that you've got a dating-related email account and a secondary phone number, it's time to choose what dating sites / apps you want to use.
Once you've selected one or however many you want, you'll need to build the all important profile.
This might clutter up your main email if you use it as your dating site email.
Scammers who are phishing for personal information will often ask you things like your birthday because that's what they need to steal your identity.
They may do it in a playful flirty way, but that's just their way of trying to get the information without setting off your mental alarms.
You can say you're a single dad, but avoid putting the names and ages of your kids in your profile.
Seems like common sense but many people actually put this information in their profile.
Just because asks you what your annual salary range is doesn't mean you actually have to provide that information.