Safety guidelines online dating

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The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.

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.

Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.

You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).

inappropriate comments off the bat, acting overly familiar too quickly, anything that sets off your instincts.

Doing some preliminary homework can save you major aggravation in the end." /No need to hire a private investigator or do a full on background pre-date, but it's definetly a good idea to do a Google search of the guy's full name, as well as check his Facebook and Linked In pages.

• Tip #1: If you're not familiar with technology or unsure what to write on your profile, ask a younger friend, relative or co-worker to help you.

Don't let a lack of familiarity keep you from participating in online dating.

When looking up your potential date, there is a good chance that you might find six degrees of separation in your search, and that is generally a good thing—mutual friends can likely vouch for him.

If your phone conversations go well, and you feel like you know enough about the guy to be ready to go out on a date, be sure to meet in a neutral, public place.

Although you can gather a lot of info about someone via text and email, there's nothing like hearing a guy's voice and engaging in some back and forth banter to feel him out.

Have a decent sense of who he is before agreeing to meet him: At the very least, make sure you have his full name and what he does for a living." / Watch out for anything he says or does that makes you think twice—i.e.

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