Online dating is one of those things, where you can really meet people especially if you are a busy person who has no time to go out and meet people. But there are certain downfalls to online dating which can lead to disaster if you are not careful.
So, in this article we are going to teach you how to play it safe when it comes to online dating and what to keep an eye out for.
Now, the most people have to look out for a liars and cheaters, because there are a lot out there. But, we know many of you know this already. So, let’s take a look at how to avoid dangers online.
Staying safe with online dating!
The rules to this are very basic. When meeting someone you need to be aware of a few things. First of all you have no idea who this person really is. You want to keep this in mind. You don’t know if they have ever been to jail or convicted of any crimes.
So, you need to keep your guard up a little. Never give anyone your information after just talking with them a few times. Try and get to know the person a little before you flat out give them your phone number.
Also, never give out your address to someone you have never met.
Of-course these are basic but very important rules.
What you want to do is take your time when getting to know someone online.
There is no need to rush anything. Sure some people do fall in love at first sight, but it doesn’t really happen that much.
But, what you are doing is keep yourself safe first and foremost.
So, you want to look out for red flags when getting to know someone. Have they ever changed their story about something important?
Have you caught them lying to you about anything?
Just be on the look out for stories that keep changing. Also, does the person only seem to answer the phone at certain times?
These could all be red flags. Either they are married or they are trying to hide something.
Things to check out for if you talk to someone over seas.
Now, you may have met what seems like a very nice person on the computer who is from another country. This is ok and it does happen where things do work out.
But there are also dating scams where these people are wanting to do nothing but take your hard earned cash. Be especially careful with people who ask for money for an airplane ticket or anything else.
The story usually goes where, they want to meet you but do not have enough money to make it to see you and will ask for half of the airfare. Do not do it. most of the time it is a scam.
Also, take a look at the photo the person sent you. Does it look very professional?
Maybe they are too good looking? If this is the case always ask to see a few more photos.
Other things to keep an eye out for.
Some people are very smart and can piece together many things by what you tell them. One day you could have told them about where you play baseball after work or where you go walking in a park.
Sure, the odds are low bad things will happen but what if they did? How would you react.
This is why you need to watch everything you tell someone before you get to know them.
When finally meeting someone, make sure you meet in a public place also. This way there is less of a chance for things to go wrong. You will defiantly be more safe meeting in a public place.
These are just a few tips to keeping yourself safe online. Remember, there are many good and bad people out there and you do not want to become a victim.
So take your time meeting people and always use your head and most important of all, is to BE SAFE!