Nearly all modern daters have tried online dating at some stage in their life. If you are also considering Internet dating, this blog post is exactly what you need.
- Do some extensive research before joining a dating website.
A large number of couples met each other on the Internet after 1998. (Perhaps you’ve seen the well-known movie You’ve Got Mail, right?) A lot of people don’t want to tell you how they actually met their partners because not everyone believes that online dating is something that they should talk about (Internet dating was a taboo topic for a long time).
In order to have a safe online dating experience, you must do your own research before joining a dating site. Read as many reviews as possible. There are lots of experts who have tested different dating sites, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel! All you need to do is to carefully read reviews online and understand the pros and cons of each dating site that you consider.
Apart from that, it’s perfectly okay to ask your friends which dating sites are reliable. Their answers may surprise you. You might realize that many friends of yours have tried online dating and they just haven’t told you about it yet!
- Use your common sense.
If a woman asks for you money before meeting you, your common sense should tell you that it’s a red flag and you must stop talking to her.
As long as you don’t send strangers money on the Internet, you can have a safe online dating experience. Also, remember to meet a candidate in a public place such as a coffeehouse or a restaurant, so that you know it’s definitely a safe online dating experience.
When you go out with someone for a date and you met that person on the internet, remember to tell at least one friend or family member what’s happening, so that if something goes wrong, someone can help you. For instance, you can tell your best friend that you are going to see an individual that you’ve met online and it’s a date. Ask your best friend to call you within 1.5 hours no matter what as your best friend can check whether you are okay/safe or not.
Another suggestion is when you meet someone for a coffee date or a dinner date, you’d better not bring your everyday wallet. Let me explain.
If you are dating a gold-digger, that person will definitely want to have a look at which cards you have in your wallet, so they might say something along the lines of, “Oh, are you really 40 years old? I don’t believe that. You look much younger than 40. Can I have a look at your driving license?” When you open your wallet and take out your driving license, that person is actually staring at which bank cards you have in your wallet.
Therefore, my recommendation is you should bring some money with you for the first date, but it will be better if you just keep some cash in your pocket without bringing your wallet with you. In this way, nobody can see what’s in your wallet! That’s a great way to ensure a safe online dating experience, isn’t it?
- Another scenario that you may be aware of:
If you bring your suitcase with you for the date and you go to the toilet, don’t leave the suitcase on your seat, because the person you are dating might open your suitcase and have a look at what’s inside – you don’t really know this person yet. As a result, no matter you bring a suitcase or a bag, always keep it with you even when you go to the toilet. Of course, you don’t have to bring a bag or a suitcase with you when you go out for a date. Just leave it at home!
“In order to ensure a safe online dating experience, you must choose a high-quality dating site and don’t forget some common sense.”