How safe is online dating? Many people feel that online dating can be dangerous, but if you think about it carefully you will realise that online dating is probably safer than traditional dating. Before you decide to meet someone online you are far more likely to find out as much as you can about them than you would if you met someone in a bar and agreed to go on a date with them!

When you start looking for dates online, rather than trying to find your perfect match in the first week, just try to relax and have a little fun. You should not take yourself too seriously and when you are genuinely having fun, others will instantly be attracted to you and want to get to know you better. You may find several people that you want to get to know better and when you are single, you can date as many people as you like.

Always be very careful and  never give potential dates any sort of personal information such as your home address, telephone number or email address. You may want to list the town that you live in, but don’t go into any more detail than this as your profile is available to everyone on the site and you do not know what sort of people they are!

When you have found someone that you would consider going on a date with, the same rules that apply to traditional dating also apply online. To be on the safe side, you may want to arrange your first date in a public place during daylight hours. Tell a friend where you are going and be sure to meet your date at the arranged venue rather than at your home address.

So, how safe is online dating? As long as you take the same precautions and safety measures that you would normally use when going on traditional dates, online dating is just as safe as traditional dating. If you spend a little time checking people out before you meet them and send a few emails back and forward first before you meet them it is probably actually safer than  traditional dating.

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