Online dating is quite a common activity nowadays, especially for those who spend most of their time infront of their computers and who don’t really have the chance to go out and meet new people. Having heard some success stories from couples who met each other on online dating websites, we certainly think that it’s another alternative for you to find ‘Mr. Right.’
However, before you embark on a virtual dating journey, follow our tips below to avoid possible dangerous situations that may arise. It’s always better to be safe when you’re about to put your heart in the hands of the Internet!
No. 1: Use a credible dating website
The only way you can find out if a certain website is credible is by reading other peoples reviews about it. The Online Dating Review is a website which shows you the comparisons of prices between each online dating site. This website will also give you the chance to read the reviews of people who has tried the different online dating sites previously.
No. 2: Do not reveal your personal details
People usually make the mistake of revealing their personal details after two or three online dates. Avoid doing this as it can be extremely dangerous. Only reveal things like your house address, salary and etc. once you have met him personally and gotten to know him well.
No. 3: Find out if your personalities match
You can only find out more about him through the conversations which you guys have online. If you guys believe in the same thing and if you find yourselves falling for each and another, then it’s worth giving the relationship a shot. But if his whole purpose of dating someone is to get that person into bed with him, then you should immediately cut off all connections with him.
No. 4: Do a background check
ABC News in 2010 suggested that most online dating sites should actually do a background check on their members so that it would be a safer place for people to meet others. While the website which you are using may or may not have done a background check on its members, you should always do a background check on the person your dating online for instance by simply calling up his company which he claims to work at and to find out if a person with that name really exist.
No. 5: Make sure you meet him first before moving forward
This particularly applies to partners who are miles apart. It’s always nice to have a little ‘fun’ online. But before you do that, make sure that you have atleast met him once. You can only judge him when you have meet personally, so do not make the mistake of falling for someone’s sweet words over the internet.
No. 6: Meet him for the first time in a public area
Don’t ever make the mistake of inviting him over to your place or going over to his place as it’s your first time meeting him. At the end of the day, you haven’t met him yet and you only know his virtual character. Also, don’t forget to inform your friends about this date so that they would know if anything goes wrong. An ideal meeting spot would be a fine dining restaurant in a shopping complex.
No 7: Trust your gut feelings
We all have our own gut feelings and if something is just telling you that this relationship isn’t going to work out, then it’s better to just drop it as you certainly do not want to end up being hurt at the end of the day.
If you have experienced online dating before, feel free to share your experience with us.