Always promote communicating!
Sometimes what appears obvious-isn't.
We have had people think some of our stipulations were red flags because it LOOKS like a control pattern from the outside.
But-once they are in the friend zone (at least) they see that we are all truly committed to our kids and our individual personal relationships with the kids-it isn't a partner control issue-it's a personal decision. We choose to prioritize our family time with our kids. Potentials are welcome to JOIN-but we don't cancel our time with our kids to go out on dates.
Anyway-definitely great job on communicating.