How to be safe while online dating

15-Feb-2018 13:10

Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.

The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.

If you have been speaking to someone of a few days or weeks and you sense that it might be going somewhere, ask them for their phone number or email address so that you know they are who they are saying they are.

This is basic information that nearly everyone has, so if they don’t want to give you their details it could be a cause for concern.

Everyone wants to make themselves look better online, but some people go too far and lie about their age or use out-dated images, so if their profile seems out of date they could be using old images.

But after several months of bullying – sorry, I mean peer pressure – I finally gave in to joining the online dating game.

It can be quite daunting at first, bigging yourself up whilst trying to avoid sounding like an egotistical salesman. DON’T do anything you’re not comfortable with” pointers, but they’re all fairly self- explanatory.

It is important to stay safe online, especially if you are looking to date someone you have never met before.

After a string of dating disasters and truly forgettable blind dates with friends of friends, I was ready to chuck in the towel, buy a cat and surrender to the fact that I am a forever singleton.

Everyone wants to make themselves look better online, but some people go too far and lie about their age or use out-dated images, so if their profile seems out of date they could be using old images.

But after several months of bullying – sorry, I mean peer pressure – I finally gave in to joining the online dating game.

It can be quite daunting at first, bigging yourself up whilst trying to avoid sounding like an egotistical salesman. DON’T do anything you’re not comfortable with” pointers, but they’re all fairly self- explanatory.

It is important to stay safe online, especially if you are looking to date someone you have never met before.

After a string of dating disasters and truly forgettable blind dates with friends of friends, I was ready to chuck in the towel, buy a cat and surrender to the fact that I am a forever singleton.

If you are talking to someone and you suspect that they are lying to you or pretending to be someone else, simply delete them.