Maybe you love the idea of online dating due to the convenience in your busy schedule, as well as the global outreach in meeting many different people.
However, are you a little uncomfortable with the idea of Internet dating due to your safety?
"Dating sites (usually) take their members' safety issues very seriously and make it easy for you to report any suspicious profiles or serious problems right away.
Some sites even offer the member an option to sign up for a background check." Here are her top tips: • Do a Google search for your date's name. • Use Google Voice and create a phone number exclusive to dating. • If you're uncomfortable on a date for any reason, just get up and walk out. The online daters I spoke to voiced mixed feelings about their experiences.
But while it can a whole heap of fun chatting to and meeting lots of lovely potential dates don’t forget to date responsibly to ensure you have a safe and successful experience on
Here are our top tips for staying safe online, so you can be in control of your dating experience to meet your perfect match.
According to Stewart, you should always “stick to mainstream websites and be cognizant that anyone can join most any site and pose as any person.” One way to tell if a website is trustworthy is the extent to which it lets you protect your information.
“Use reputable dating sites that offer the ability to email prospective dates using a service that conceals both parties’ true email addresses,” Neate says.
“Any time you're giving out personal information or credit card information, you want to be able to trust the site/company,” Stewart says.
When Rat Pack singers croon about "strangers in the night," it sounds so romantic.
Maybe you’ve found yourself creating an Ok Cupid account or taking Tinder more seriously when you had originally got the app just for fun. After all, you never really know whom you’re talking to.
Read on for what to look out for and how to stay safe! You’ve been told to be careful with online dating, but do you know why?
But in the online dating world, meeting strangers can be scary and poses a whole host of challenges, among them money scams and identity theft.