Published on December 11th, 2015 | by Balanced Family
Safe Online Dating Tips
I had a friend, let’s call her Sally, who was extremely tired of the types of men she would find in bars or clubs and felt like she was just getting passed that whole scene anyway. She had had a few serious relationships but they just never seemed to go anywhere. She was pretty and successful and in my opinion, men were intimidated by her, but only because she was not meeting the right ones. Eventually, she started using an online dating site but she was concerned because of the safety factor and all the horror stories she had heard. I’m sure that you’ve heard those same stories and it may have put you off from using an online dating website but I’m here to tell you, you don’t have to be afraid! The end of the story is that Sally eventually did find someone who was on equal playing field with her, had similar interests but was different enough to find interesting and they are going strong. You can find that to if you just follow these tips for finding a safe date!
It’s not hard to find a safe online dating site nowadays so chances are you’ll be fine, but if you are worried, here’s what you can do:
- Be honest. Say you are and what you’re looking for. If you are not honest, this won’t work and you may end up attracting the wrong kinds of people. State your correct age, picture, interests, etc. and don’t embellish anything.
- Narrow Your Search. If you already know exactly what you are looking for, as Sally did by the time she started using the dating websites, state your preferences clearly so you can weed out individuals who do not appeal to you.
- Pick the Right Site. Do your research or go to a site that a friend has already used. Choosing a safe online dating site is definitely important as there are new dating websites popping up all the time and you need to know which ones you can trust.
We all know the Internet is used for some vicious scams quite frequently and unfortunately, some of these perverts and scammers do try to find victims on various dating websites. You may run into one or two if you choose to online date but they will be a very tiny percentage of the potentials suitors you will meet. However, don’t forget to keep your eyes and ears open and don’t fall too quickly for someone in order to keep yourself protected. If you follow these tips then you should be able to find a safe online dating site with no problem and possibly meet the love of your life!