Saturday, January 10, 2009

Online Dating - Safety Tips for Men and Women

Although Jackie had been chatting online and via the telephone to Paul for several months, and felt that she was falling in for him, something about their last conversation just did not seem right. Finally, after all these months, they were making plans to meet in person, and Jackie had been so excited. She had been planning to drive the two hours on Friday after work to see him in his hometown. Be introduced to his friends, and get to know him in person. Today, however, when she suggested they meet in a local coffee-house or restaurant for the first time, he had hesitated, and then refused. He said he would feel more comfortable if they met in private. Jackie felt uncomfortable with this, and wondered if she should go through with it or not. Warning signs seemed to flash in her mind and made her start to think about Paul.

Unfortunately, although most guys/girls you will meet in an online dating situation are normal, honest people, there are the few that are not. Online dating is a wonderful way to connect, and has a terrific success rate. However, there are still many important safety rules that all should follow. Here are three of the most important ones:

1. Get to know someone via the dating site's online messaging system before giving out any personal information. Be very careful about just giving out any personal information (name, address, phone numbers) without knowing who you are really talking to.

2. Before meeting your potential date in person, ask for references from his/her, friends and family, etc. Try to speak to these people in person. Make sure the person you are talking to is really who she/he say they are.

3. Never meet in private for the first meeting. Always notify friends or family of where you will be meeting and pick a public place. Even after the first date, it is a good idea to at least let a good friend or family member know where you will be!

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