How to Protect Yourself in Online Dating?
The Internet offers endless possibilities not only for dating, but also for disappointments. What do you prefer? Here, everything is like in real life: pink unicorns don’t fly around marshmallows, deceivers and people with unstable psyche are often found. Being worried about your safety, we publish some rules that will keep your mental balance and preserve your nerves.
When you register on dating services and start chatting, do not rush to spread everything about yourself: personal phone number, home address, name of your beloved grandmother, etc. You should be alerted if the interlocutor is very zealously trying to find out personal information. And if a person asks questions about the financial situation, then you may safely send him or her to the blacklist.
Use the internal capabilities of the service
Imagine that you have already met just an improper person. Do not rush to transfer communication beyond the boundaries of the service, use the internal capabilities. Scammers collect mail and phones to extort and steal money, and also to send ads. For example, if they got your mail, at the best the mailbox will be overwhelmed with spam.
Recognize your interlocutors
Before moving on to intimate communication (and it’s not just about sex), get to know the person you are talking to better. Pay attention to how he writes, what he writes about, whether he writes posts in the same style. If in doubt, it’s wise to end a friendship, or at least be on your guard.
Do not send any money
Never (do you hear me?), NEVER send any money to users from dating services. And read our article about the methods of blackmailing — it will be useful.
Safe first date
Now let's talk about the situation when the interlocutor seems to be proper, you are chatting all day long and already seem to be in love. You are preparing for a personal meeting. And here we strongly advise to inform someone close to you where, why and with whom you are meeting with. Of course, everything can go great, but it is better to play safe.
Mind at first, then emotions
Love is a field of battle, and this utterance seems even more right while talking about online dating. Be careful, attentive and do not let emotions decide for you. You do not need to remove them completely, because we are looking for love, but you can think about your own steps or consult with someone close to you.
We hope our pieces of advice will save you nerve cells and money. Meet consciously and use only protected services. Your Promenad.