Online dating and safety
Online dating for singles is a fun and exciting way to meet new people who you might not normally connect with through your traditional social circles.
Our site is a great way to increase the number of new people with whom you meet and hopefully, ‘click’ with. However, sometimes people forget their personal safety when flirting online.
While there is little to no need to for paranoia it is nonetheless important to follow some basic safety rules when communicating with someone for the first time online:
- Never send a person that you do not know money. If you only follow this rule and none of the others, please do! You should be extremely cautious when a potential partner you have just met online asks you to help him or her financially. The stories they tell you may be heartbreaking and believable – Until you meet the person face to face and develop trust over a long period of time, it is best to assume they are also fictional. These people are professionals who create dramatic stories that call for your compassion – often involving diseases, tragic personal events like accidents or other sad stories. So before you decide to financially support a person you do not know, you should consult with a close friend, a family member or a lawyer. Usually outsiders have a more objective view.
- Always be prudent when meeting somebody in person for the first time. It is exciting to have found a special someone online, they seem to be very attractive and intelligent and you cannot wait to meet him or her in person for the first time – this is absolutely natural and understandable. However, you should still take some basic precautions: Inform a friend or a family member that you are meeting a person you have met online. Tell your family or friend the name, email-address and phone-number of the person you will meet. Moreover, select a public location or a place where you would feel comfortable and that gives you options to leave if you realize that they may not be the perfect match for you.
Again, the points mentioned above are not meant to scare you! Online dating is both fun and safe if you respect basic rules (and common sense). There a lot of singles just like you looking for the right partner.
We wish you all the best in your search for love.