How to stay safe while online dating?

Single in the City offers many great ways to get out and meet new and interesting people.  Now don’t forget that when you activate a profile on an online dating site, you’re putting your information in a public place for others to see. Use common sense and don’t put any information on your profile that you wouldn’t be comfortable letting a stranger know about you. Just trust your instincts and use common sense. If you are planning on meeting someone in person you should always remember the following:

  • Always meet someone in a public and safe place like a restaurant or coffee shop and never invite them over to your house right away.
  • Never give out your home or office phone number as an initial means of contact.
  • Tell someone you know where you’re going to be, the name of the person you’re meeting, what they look like and when you expect to be home.
  • Don’t have a stranger pick you up, provide your own transportation to and from the date.
  • Plan for a short first date so that if you feel uncomfortable, you have an easy way out.
  • Look out for warning signs when you’re chatting through emails.  If a person seems too eager, professes their love for you just after a few weeks before meeting or starts to ask you for money, good chance it won’t happen and the person may be a scammer.
  • Overall, use your common sense and good judgment. If you get a bad feeling about your date, it may be better to simply cancel.

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By sitcadmin | September 7, 2015
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