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Would you take dating tips from your mum, how about your kids, or an ex? Relationship advice from the right sources can help make your search for 'the one' that much easier - from finding someone that gets along with your kids to making sure you don't make the same mistakes as your friends.

And we're not just talking lessons in love, but tips on what to wear or where to go - especially when you've been asked out last minute. We round up seven people you SHOULD take advice from, including your single friend, parents, and yes, your kids. 

1. Mum

We're not talking mumsy advice like listen to your gut, or follow your heart - although they'll be plenty of that too. Call on your mum for anything - from is he taking your for granted to are you ready to move in together?

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2. Sister

Are you overthinking it? Does he live too far? Do you argue too much? Sometimes you need someone to just spell it out for you - and that's where your sister can come in handy. Plus, she'll be there to take your call if the date goes horribly wrong.

3. Your kids

They may not know what you want, but they sure know what they want. If they're young and need someone to fill the male role model gap, find out what type of person they'd like around. If older, rack their brains for ideas on where to take your date - chances are they'll know all the local hotspots.

4. The settled friend

If married, chances are they're doing something right. Ask for advice if you think your relationship is moving too fast, for second date ideas - or even a double date!

5. The divorced friend

They're no relationship expert, but there's a lesson to be learnt from their break-up. For example, never take him/her for granted, be honest, don't fight about money.

6. The single friend

Whether she's still searching for 'the one' or happy go lucky, chances are she has a few love lessons to share. Get some advice on her previous experiences and ask for some honest advice back - is it time you let your guard down?

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7. The colleague

Been asked on a date last minute? Call on your work bestie for help. He/she will be there to help pick a dress in your lunch break or even pick a place to take your date.