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Online Dating Safety Tips

Online Dating Safety Tips

 

Online dating has truly changed the dating scene, making it possible for even the busiest of individuals to meet someone that they like and want to be able to connect with. Thousands upon thousands have had a great experience online and were able to find a great potential person to be with. However, everyone needs to exercise caution, just because the system also attracts people who may have ulterior motives.

If you are going to sign up for internet dating, you need to guard your personal details. You do not have to use your real name when you sign up, you can use whatever name that you want to use, and this will work well to protect your identify.

Your phone number is even more sensitive, and make sure you only give it to those that you really want to pursue. Make sure that you are comfortable with doing that, and make sure that you are at a level where you trust someone and trust that you know enough about them to share something so personal. There are a lot of things that people can learn about you just from your phone number, and the most sensitive information is your address. This could be dangerous if the wrong person got hold of where you live, so make sure that you do not divulge that kind of information to someone whom you have just met.

It also is a good idea to create an email address that is completely dedicated to your dating efforts. This way, you won’t have your personal email address bombarded with emails. Also, even if it were to become public for some reason to the point where it is causing you distress, it is something you can decide to close off, because it will not be tied to your entire life.

As you start chatting with potential suitors, there will come a time when you start feeling comfortable in exchanging numbers. Preferably a woman should encourage the guy to give her his number so that she can call him, and still has control and does not expose herself to a potentially dangerous situation. It is recommended once again to use a phone that is not your normal number if possible, so that should things go awry, you can walk away without feeling that someone out there who wants to cause you harm has personal information about you.

With online dating, you need to be careful who you share your information with. Trust your instincts and if you get a strange or uneasy feeling about something or someone, do listen to it.

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