Safety Tips for Online Dating

Online dating became a big hit, not long after the concept was launched. In today’s modern world, it is possible for you to find a date, or three or four, with just a click of your mouse. You simply find the site that matches your needs, set up a profile and the messages will soon be pouring in. However, even if it is Just For Lunch, there are some simple commonsense safety rules you should follow when you are into online dating. Read on for a few of them.

Do Not Give Out Personal Information

You should set up your profile, but you should never give out your address, phone number, or other personal information over the Internet. It is important to remember that not everyone on a dating site is whom he or she portrays himself or herself to be. It is best to be careful and get to know someone before you give out anything personal.

Always Meet in a Public Place

Even if it is Just For Lunch, you should always meet in a public place. You do not want to meet anyone that you do not know in a secluded place for the first time. Make sure, that you meet somewhere where there are plenty of witnesses should something happen. It is best to be safe, than sorry later on.

Give Someone Your Schedule

Make sure that you let a couple of your friends know exactly when you are going to be leaving, the name of the person you will be with and when to expect you to be home. You also want to make sure and get the full name of the person you are going to be with. If anything happens to you and you do not make it home, then the police will have a place to start.

Even if you are meeting Just For Lunch, you are going to have to be careful. While online dating is fun and can be quite an experience, you need to be safe above all else when meeting someone whom you are going to date, and then have fun.

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