It’s a new year again and more likely to meet someone new. Here are a few new year suggestions to ensure your online dating experience so that you can ensure a safe online dating.
Avoid providing your personal contact details on your profile. Providing the address of your home ie the phone number and address on your profile is an easy way for someone to track down where you live or work. Therefore, keep your personal information at the earliest stages of online dating. Once you know your date, you can determine how much information you want to provide. Remember, even after searching your first and last name, you can also be tracked on social websites. Therefore, try to create a “tag” or nickname that you can use on dating sites. In the case of phone communication, see Tip 4.
Trust your instincts. Sometimes you just know that something is not right! It is always important to use common sense because your instinct is a powerful tool when dating and when there is a great way to build or twist and move. When you start reading personal profiles, responding to emails or speaking on the phone, your tendency will help you to tell if something is right or not. If you are in any doubt, be careful, stop, or proceed with caution!
Use free email accounts. Should you decide to transfer your date from the anonymous email provided by the majority of your online dating services i.e. chocolate lover @ oceanlovers.co.uk, which is not your regular address. A free Gmail, Outlook.com com or Yahoo! Sign up for, which you use for online dating. Do not keep your full name in the “From” field, only your first name or your “tag”. This will save you from anyone trying to find your normal email address to get more information about you on social websites.
Use an anonymous phone service to chat through your mobile. When it’s time to take your communication to the next level (talking on the phone), never give your home or work phone number. Either provide a cell phone number, use Skype to communicate, or use a mobile phone service such as pagingcreed. This is just an additional security barrier until you know the person better.
See for suspicious features. As you chat through phone or via email, you may be able to start the characteristics of another person. Do they seem to be small? What are they controlling? Do they avoid some of your questions? Ask how long his last relationship was and how long did it last? If you ask questions, they can tell if they are Mr or Mrs Wright or if it is time to move forward. But try not to be personal soon enough because you do not want to scare them!
Request a recent photo. If your contact does not have a photo on their profile request, then recently. It is important for you to take a good look at the person who you can eventually get. Apart from this, your instincts from your communication and their photographs can give you valuable insight into the person. If a person lied about his picture or profile, then he has a red flag to pursue the relationship.
Use online dating services. Free online dating services provide a great opportunity for potentially hazardous individuals. They never need to provide a credit card or other information that identifies them. It is definitely the truth to say, “you get what you pay”. Use the recommendations of secure dating websites on Facebook or Twitter. Optionally search online for recommended sites from dating magazines.
When you meet for the first time, make sure you visit a public place. When it’s time to meet, arrange to meet in a public place and provide your transportation. Never accept the offer to be raised from your home on the first date. Make sure that you tell someone to a friend, where you are going. Your first meeting will tell you a lot about the other person. Think about which questions to ask for your date on the route!