7 Great OnlineDating SafetyTips SafeOnlineSpace
Online dating is a truly phenomenal change in the way that wemeet new people in modern society. Gone are the days of blinddating somebody that you have never laid an eye on.Who hasnt had a bad experience with a blind date that somecolleague or family member has sent you on? I get the shiversjust thinking about some of these blind dates that I have beenon. Online dating removes many of the negative unknownswhile allowing you to meet some great people that you wouldnever have met otherwise. It has become so popular over thelast decade that today alone there is numerous reality TV showsdealing with the subject of online dating. After you have spentsome time in front of your PC communicating with a person, youwill want to meet him or her face to face. It is important toremember that even though you have spent quite a bit of timecommunicating and maybe even exchanging photos or videoswith each other, you still dont know the complete history of thisperson. I will try to give you some tips on safe online dating:
1. First rule in safe online dating is to meet the personsomewhere in a public place. Dont let him to pick you upfrom home on the first date. If its possible try to arrangesome kind of double date because you will be and feelsafer having somebody with you that you trust.2. If you dont want to feel under any obligation pay halfof the bill.
3. You found a person that you really like trough online dating andyou finally meet him in a bar. Remember that alcohol can affectyour judgment. So try not to have too many alcoholic drinks.4. Its safer to use your own transportation. This way you wonthave to depend on the person that you are dating.
5. Online dating is great and you can meet very interesting people.Always keep in mind though that what you see on your computercan be very different from the reality. For example if your onlinedate said that he is a very religious man this doesnt mean that youcan trust him. As with any relationship it takes time before we reallyget to know our other half in the relationship.6. One of the most important safety rules is to let someone elseknow where you are. Believe me when I tell you that this is safer. Ifsomething bad happens, there is at least someone that knowswhere to look for you. Its best for you to tell a friend to phone youand check on you at a pre- arranged time.
7. If you really like the person that you met through onlinedating its still good to stay alert. You never know what canhappen. In conclusion: Online dating is one of the greatestdevelopments in our day and age. Just remember to be safeand responsible. The next time your aunt tries to fix you upwith somebody in her church group, tell her that you alreadyhave a boyfriend...in South Africa.