(Sonaiya Kelley)But it is easy to let your guard down or find yourself in an unsafe situation — especially if Grey Goose swoops in.That’s why it’s important to have a few common-sense strategies that keep you safe, according to law enforcement experts and others.There’s no need to get their inside leg measurement and mother’s maiden name but, checking they are a "real person" before a date will give you piece of mind before you meet.
You do not share your personal phone numbers, real name,place of work,home address, email address or anything relating to your identifying information while emailing until you can establish a reasonable level of belief with the person you want to date.
In addition, you should not post your personal contact information in your online dating profile or username.
The situation felt menacing — would I find a rabbit stew boiling on the stove? Certain queries can reveal a lot of info in a short amount of time about a person you've just met. As I learned the hard way with my would-be Glenn Close, it's unwise to welcome anyone into your abode unless you know them well.
— so I summoned my next-door neighbor, a woman, for help. There isn't much privacy, but you'll be grateful for the presence of others if an unpleasant situation develops. I once had a coffee date with a woman who grew increasingly angry — and vocal — over her mistreatment by an ex-boyfriend. If a coffee date shows up with a bad attitude, a bad temper or a foul mouth, head for the door. You might ask, for example, if your date has close friends: A "yes" indicates he or she is capable of connecting with others; a "no" suggests a lack of intimacy skills. If you're unsure, consider asking another couple to join you.
Do you have any online dating safety tip for yourself?
Have you ever thought that you need to learn safety tips and rules from other people who have experienced from dating online for many years?
Even if it is just a telephone number and an email address - make sure you have contact details about your date beyond their online user name.
Check them out online The advantage of everyone living their lives online now is that you’ll be able to verify a person’s identity before you meet them by looking them up on social media.