This post was updated June 2022 to include the latest Frolo app updates.
Welcome to the community! We’re delighted to have you as part of the Frolo family. We hope that within Frolo you find the people who ‘get it’ – the other single and solo parents who understand the challenges and the joys of parenting alone.
Here’s how to make the most of all the Frolo app has to offer…
The Frolo home feed
The home feed, (the home icon at the bottom of the page), is where the whole Frolo community gathers. You can use this part of the app to ask questions, seek advice and have a chat with thousands of other single parents who can relate to what you’re going through.
All you need to do to access this community hive mind is go to ‘create a post’ at the top of the feed. Choose to write a simple post, share a link or an image, or create a poll. Once you’re happy with your post you’ll be given the option to add hashtags to it or tag other users. before sharing.
Within the feed you can tap on any hashtag and see all of the posts that include it. From here you can also choose to follow a hashtag. (More on this below). This is useful if you’re looking for posts on a particular theme, for example if you’re looking for other people posting about a topic like co-parenting or divorce.
Single parenting can feel like the toughest, loneliest job in the world, and Frolo allows mums and dads to be part of a friendly community instantaneously. The instant connection you share with fellow solo parents is fantastic.Evening Standard
Can I post anonymously?
If you need to post about something sensitive, there’s also the option to post anonymously.
You can create posts and add comments on the feed anonymously by navigating to your profile and tapping ‘edit’ and then ‘General Information.’ Scroll to the bottom of the page to toggle Anonymous Mode on and off.
In these settings you can also choose who gets to see your profile, and whether or not your profile shows your parenting information.
Can I block another user?
We get that sometimes you’re not going to want to be friends with everyone – perhaps you’ve discovered an ex is using Frolo for example. Don’t worry, we’ve got that covered.
If there’s a frolo you’d rather not interact with, you can make yourself invisible to them. This means they won’t be able to see your profile, posts, or comments and they won’t be able to see any meetups that you RSVP to. To make yourself invisible to another frolo, navigate to their profile. Tap the three dots in the right-hand corner and then select ‘Make me invisible to this user.’
Can I filter my Frolo home feed?
Absolutely. You can filter the Frolo home feed to show posts from all frolos or just those in your area or that you’re connected to – just tap the filter icon in the top-left corner to get started. You can also choose to just see posts that include hashtags you follow.
To search for posts using keywords or to browse posts with trending hashtags use the search function in the top right hand corner.
Being on here has made me proud to be a single parent! I hope I get to meet a lot of the amazing people I see on here! Here’s to the future and new beginnings! 💖Frolo app user
How can I meet up with other single parents?
Click on the calendar icon and you can browse meetups organised by other frolos, both virtual and face-to-face, or create your own meetups.
Meetups come in all shapes and sizes, from our regular virtual movie and book clubs to park trips with kids, child-free mountain biking, and even Frolo holidays! We also have regular sessions from experts on different aspects of parenting, relationships and self-development.
Simply have a browse, see what’s happening near you or online, and click on the event to find out how to get involved.
Can I create my own meetup?
Yes! If nothing takes your fancy, or you’re looking to join up with other single parents for an outing, holiday or virtual chat, it’s easy to set up your own meetup.
Simply tap the ‘+’ icon in the top right corner and select either ‘face to face’ or ‘virtual’ depending on what you’ve got planned. Whichever option you choose, make sure you include a title, start and end time, a location (or link if it’s a virtual meetup) and plenty of information for your fellow frolos.
During a time which can be so lonely, the Frolo virtual meetups have been great for the soul. Like a night out with friends direct from the sofa.Frolo app user
How do I specifically find single parents near me?
You can browse all the other frolos living in your local area in the Discovery section of the app (represented by the people icon).
Tap the icon in the top righthand corner and you can choose whether you want to browse mums, dads or both, and filter them by their distance from your location and their kids’ ages to help you find the perfect playdate companion.
If you’d like to chat to another frolo directly, or invite them to join a meetup or group chat, you can send them a connection request. Once your connection request is accepted, they’ll be added to your list of frolo friends so you can reach out to them whenever you like.
What happens when someone accepts my connection request?
The chats section of the app – accessed via the speech bubble icon – is where you can manage your friend requests and access private and group messaging.
This is also where you can find group chats. There are tons of group chats to choose from, covering everything from co-parenting tips to recipe swaps, support groups for widowed frolos and single dads to local area groups.
Use the search bar to look for groups on specific topics. If you can’t find a group that represents your special interest, you can request to create a new group using ‘new group’ in the top right hand corner.
Subscribe to the groups that interest you and you’ll be notified in this section of any new group messages.
Knowing there is a whole community of fellow lone parents who we can laugh, rant, cry and share information with has been such a valuable resource for me. All different walks of life but with a shared experience of lone parenting. I feel seen, accepted and amongst those who get it.Frolo app user
What about if I want to report a person or a post?
Our top priority is creating a community where you can feel completely safe as a single parent. As part of this we ask all of our users to agree to a set of community guidelines, and will take action against anyone who doesn’t contribute to Frolo being a safe and supportive environment.
If you feel that a person or post needs our attention, you can report them easily through the app:
Reporting a post. Tap into the post from the Feed, tap the three dots in the right-hand corner, then tap ‘Report post.’
Reporting a comment. Swipe the comment you would like to the left, then tap the warning triangle icon and ‘Report.’
Reporting a user. Tap on the users name to navigate to their profile. Tap the three dots in the right-hand corner and then select ‘Report user.’
How do I manage my profile and notifications?
Easy peasy – head to the head and shoulders icon in the bottom right hand corner to access all the admin bits for your Frolo profile. Press ‘edit’ on your picture to change any of your personal information, or head to the cog, top right, for settings.
Within the settings you view our T&Cs and the Frolo community values via FAQ. Post visibility settings gives you control over who gets to see your posts and within notification settings you can switch notifications on and off to let you know when you get tagged in posts, when there’s a new meetup in your area, when someone sends you a message and more.
Can I use Frolo for single parent dating?
Frolo is not a single parent dating app, it’s a community for friendship and peer support, a safe space where single parents can make connections, share experiences and ask for advice.
However, we know that dating can be tricky for single parents, and so launched Frolo Dating – a dating app specifically for single parents. It’s currently live in London and southern England. We can’t wait to launch across UK and Ireland by mid July. If you’d like to hear more about this as we get near to launch then you can sign up here for updates.
I cannot believe how much Frolo has truly helped me on my single parent journey. I am truly humbled by everyone who has ever commented, advised, made me laugh, helped me through the tears and the tough times.Frolo app user