Guidelines for safe online dating
Online dating has come a long way in the past 10 years or so.
It was once considered ‘uncool’ to use dating sites, some even thought that people who used them were ‘desperate’.
Even if there isn’t anything untoward behind it, you can come across time wasters online.
If you feel like you know enough about that person to meet up quickly, of course go ahead, but make sure that it is your choice.
No, I’m not saying you should get a big burly bodyguard, just someone who you trust to look out for you.
When planning to meet up with someone, of course always organise to meet somewhere public where there are people around and you will be safe. But also let your Security Detail person know where you will be meeting.
If it feels strange online, it could get even stranger when you actually meet in person.
If you feel at all suspicious that the person that you are talking to is perhaps not being truthful with their answers, or perhaps are hiding something from you, go with that gut feeling.