Using a Dating Service
- Chat safe
- Use secure numbers for phone calls
- Watch out for married individuals
- Keep your emotions in check
- Beware of stalkers and cyber stalkers
Once you have taken all the necessary safety steps and joined a dating site, finding an online date is a fun and exciting experience. However, once again it is always important to make your safety and security your first priority.
A reputable dating service guarantees you a certain amount of safety and security from scammers and other fraudsters but at the end of the day it all comes down to common sense and the degree of effort you put in into making your online dating experience fun and safe at the same time. Here are some quick tips – click on the links for more details.
While you are chatting online, always keep your identity a secret and never divulge any personal information to the person you chat with. For maximum safety, it’s best to use the dating site’s chat and messenger services as you don’t have to reveal your personal messenger details in that case. Read our online chat tips for more details.
Similar to chat, remember to always keep your details a secret until you are comfortable enough with your date to reveal more information. It is also a good idea to use disposable numbers to communicate until you have established a greater degree of trust. Read our phone dating tips for more details.
In your search for your special someone, you might come across some married individuals who have no qualms about cheating on their partner. Read our section on Married Men & Cheaters to learn how to avoid these people.
Dating is all about forming an emotional bond with someone but you have to be careful not to get too emotionally involved with someone, too quick. Establish some emotional boundaries and maintain some distance till you are sure the person is someone you would like to invest more time in. Your emotional safety should be a priority for you.
While online dating is generally a safe world of singles looking to find love, every once in a while one comes across slightly creepy individuals who resort to stalking (online and offline) and threaten victims with harassment. Click here to read more about it.
Stay safe and enjoy your online dating experience!