Online dating has gotten insanely popular in the past decade. Gone are the days when online daters were seen as loners who couldn’t land a date in “real life.” Now it has grown to be a huge industry with millions and millions signing up every year and studies show that online dating is the second most popular way couples meet now.
With the incredible growth have come to a couple of problems as well. Namely safety concerns. In this article, we take a look at what are the best ways to protect yourself when online dating. Here is what you need to pay attention to:
1. Find a quality site.
By quality, we mean going for a site with a tight anti-scam policy. Make sure they have a money-back guarantee and a strict way they behave with scammers. Also, ensure that they protect any and all personal information you share with the page such as your credit card info, name, address and so forth.
2. Not adding too many details.
The first thing you do when signing up to a new site is creating a profile, adding information about yourself and what you are looking for. While it is important to put together a profile that depicts who you are and what you are looking for, you should refrain from adding too many details. Don’t give out your phone number, where you work and where exactly you love to spend free time.
3. Protecting finances.
Dating scammers are the best when it comes to acting. They may well leave the impression of a good-hearted, desperate person that needs help and that you are the only one that could help them. They come up with amazing sob stories to get you to send them money. Never wire someone you have only met online any money. When someone asks – report them to the customer care service.
There are more articles on online dating safety coming up so make sure you come back. In the meantime, use the tips we provided in this article for a safe online dating experience.