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How to Have a Safe Online Dating Experience

26. February 2010 by Christy 0 Comments

While most of the men on HotRussianBrides or RussianLoveMatch would never want to annoy or hurt a lady, it never hurts to be too careful. Here are 3 simple tips that will help you have a safe online dating experience.


Don’t Reveal Your Personal Contact Information

Do not give your personal contact information to a gentleman unless you have approved his intimacy request. This includes the name of your employer, home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, usernames for other websites, etc. If a man pressures you for personal information or tries to trick you into revealing it, stop communicating with him. This is for your own safety. Though most of the gentlemen on HotRussianBrides or RussianLoveMatch are harmless, a few may use your information to annoy or harass you.


Be Careful What You Post on Your Profile

When creating a dating profile, do not post any information that may reveal your address or photos that can be traced to a specific location. For example, do not mention where you work and do not post any pictures of your home or office building. Though this may not seem like a lot of information, crafty cyber-stalkers can easily look up the address for your employer if they know the name or use landmarks in a photo to track you down. Again, most men will not go to this trouble but it’s always better to be safe than sorry.


Be Cautious When Meeting Someone for the First Time

If you are meeting someone in person for the first time after establishing an online friendship or romance, it is a good idea to observe the following guidelines for the first meeting:
•    Do not meet a gentleman at your home or workplace
•    Meet in a public, well-known location
•    Avoid drinking alcohol until you feel completely comfortable with a gentleman
•    Inform family or friends of your plans including where you will be and what time you plan to return. If your plans change, call someone and let them know.

Do not give your personal contact information to a man unless you have approved his intimacy request, be careful not to reveal too much information on your profile, and proceed with caution when meeting a man for the first time. These tips will help you have a happy, and safe, experience while communicating with foreign men online.