Safety tips on online dating
The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.
Right, online dating is now so widely accepted that personal safety sometimes gets overlooked.
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.
While it's not always practical to become friends before dating someone, try to get to know your date through a group activity or a double-date before you go solo.
Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.
Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.