Connecting With New People Online Get to know people, take your time and trust your instincts.Act with caution and learn more about someone before contacting him or her outside of the dating site.The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.
You don’t need to give out your life-story the first time you chat – and you shouldn’t.
There will be plenty of time to share such details if your relationship develops.
Be Responsible and do your own Research - There is a limit to an online dating provider’s ability to check the backgrounds of users and verify the information they provide.
They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.
And a person can become a problem without having a record.
Therefore, don't get a false sense of security because you're on a dating site; do your own research to learn more about someone and make informed decisions before you decide to meet.
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.
- Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it.
If this happens contact the dating provider immediately to not only protect yourself but other users too.
Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.