How to stay safe when dating online
Online dating safety tips and how to stay safe when dating online. Read this and it should help you stay safe when dating for the first time. It’s always best to chat first and get to know the other person. Never give out your home address or work details. That includes the street name or adjacent street. You might decide to give out your number when you finally arrange to meet. This should be in a public place, where its safe day & night.
Never feel pressured
You can go on your date whenever you’re ready and never feel pushed into it , guilted or intimidated to rush into anything you dont want to. Like giving out more details than you ordinarily would, anything you feel is inappropriate or not right is usually a sign to leave. This not only includes pushy or suspicious behaviour but anything you sense is not right.
Red flags in dating
- Excuses Financial Or Otherwise
- Talk About Themselves A Lot
- Seem Troubled Or Worried
- Keep Looking Away Or At Watch
- Strange Faces Or Looks
- Poor Eye Contact
- Does Not Listen Properly
- Acts Deviously When Answering
- Only Responds Positively About Them
While the majority are out here dating too, remember, that minority figure is real.
Avoid getting into cars, apartments with any stranger. That goes without saying! Wait until you feel more comfortable being around that person and share mutual feelings of attraction and emotional connection.
Avoid dating anyone you think may turn out to be trashy. It’s not wait and see if you were right or see their better side, it’s why risk it?
If you go on a hook up dating site or decide to take things one step further, make sure to let someone know where you’ll be at and what time to expect you back home.
Go on a double date and view your dates before introducing yourself. Arrive early, be fashionably late.
Check out a bit of their back story or memorise a few lines. Test later to see if everything adds up.
Don’t give too much away about your living circumstances, whether you live alone or renting, children’s names, schools or ages or anything that could possibly do you or your family harm. At least give these things some thought. Would you want a stranger to know all of these details?
Get to know them. Usually by the 3rd date you will know their intentions.
Always watch your drink and bag/purse/wallet and never leave them unattended. Not even for a bathroom call. They can find your address on your ID.
Let someone know if you do decide to spend the night together. Make sure they know you let someone know too.
These common sense things that can save heartache later on.