Online dating has become a popular service nowadays. In fact, so
many people all over the world, mostly singles, are members of
various online dating services to find their perfect match.
While online dating services have benefits, there are some
serious drawbacks to it too. The most important concern is your
safety risk. How would you know that the otherwise sweet and
loving chat mate of yours you need in an online service turns
out to be a rapist or stalker?
Like traditional dating,
online dating has some risks. To avoid danger, consider the
1. In your profile, it is good not to
include detailed personal information, such as your personal
home address, job address, telephone number, or email address.
Dating sites, especially the reputable ones, make sure that all
their members are safe. Some do it by checking the criminal
records of their members, some automatically deleting any
detailed information in your personal profile.
would be good if you know more about the person you just met
online before giving him or her any personal information about
you. Take some time in knowing him or her first before setting
up a date with the person.
3. Don't put false
information in your profile or a fake photograph. If you want
people to be honest with you too, be genuine in your
information. Honesty is the best policy. A cliché, yes; but it
works in online dating.
4. It might be good to have an
email account set up in fee email sites like Yahoo or Hotmail.
Give this email address to online users who want to have your
email, instead of your main email address. In case you don't
want a person to contact you again, then at least your main
email address is safe and free from his or her emails.
5. Be wary of people who are lying to you. Be careful of people
- Want to meet up with you instantly and pressures
- Bug you to give your personal contact details when
they themselves don't want to give you their personal contact
- Are not consistent in giving you
information about their martial status, age, employment, among
- Avoid answering questions that are reasonable
6. If somebody is bothering you already, stop
sending him or her messages immediately.
Online dating is fun, but you have to be aware that it also
has safety risks as well.
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