The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.
However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.
However, is it really worth taking the risk for the 1-2% who might be dangerous?
As your heart protector, here are some common sense safety tips when you think he’s different: First, meet in a public place.
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As a man who is an excellent communicator and emotionally connected, I was one of the most dangerous of daters.
Because some women felt an instant chemistry and even a spiritual connection with me, as if they had known me all their life…“he’s different so he must be safe.” Well the good news is that I was and am safe and so are most guys.
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There is safety in numbers and meeting for the first time in a restaurant or coffee shop would provide enough witnesses should the date turn sour.
Never – and I mean never – meet a man at his home or even think of inviting him to your home until you really get to know him. Yes, tell a friend or family member the details about where you are meeting, give them his contact details like name and phone number and any other additional information you have about him.