Kids shop for daddy online when mom couldn't find partner

Charlotte Morgan's husband was killed in an aircraft crash. Her two children -- Zoe, 11 and Will, 9 -- pleaded with her to find them a new father.

However, Morgan's dating efforts ended in disappointment.

Finally, the 41-year-old model turned businesswoman joined another dating website and told her children: "This is a daddy shop. Pick one."

Daily Mail Tuesday reported that the children looked through pictures to see whether they had "nice smiles" and "kindness in their eyes". They zeroed in on Guy Bolam, a 44-year-old divorced father of one from North London.

Morgan went out on a date with him and they immediately hit it off.

Within nine months, Bolam asked the permission of Zoe, Will and his own daughter Rose, then 14, to propose to Morgan.

Now all of them are living together in Morgan's 1.3 million pounds medieval timbered farmhouse near Ongar, Essex.

"I'd been on about five dates without the assistance of the children the year before, but there was just no spark so I gave up," Morgan said.

"Then Will said to me one day, `We need a new daddy. What are you going to do about it?' He was 15 months old when his father died, so he had never known what it was to have a dad."

"Guy was the kids' first and only choice and it turned out I was his first ever online date," Morgan was quoted as saying.

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