They may find your office location on Linked In, your address tagged in an Instagram post, or your phone number linked to a Craigslist ad.
Never post any identifying details on your profile — including your address, phone number, or personal email.
Here are five tips for how you can have a safe online dating experience. : You can often depend on larger, more reputable sites — like Tinder, JDate, Christian Mingle, Ok Cupid, and — to protect your private information.
Most of these safe online dating services require a membership fee, so choose wisely.
Reflecting back to when I was single and looking after my divorce, I’m shocked at how easily a woman WHO I DID NOT KNOW would invite me to her home (having never met me before) after a few chats via phone/email/text.
Having your own wheels gives you control should the date go bad.
The worst thing is to be reliant on somebody else for transportation as it gives them the control on how long you spend together and let’s face it, it’s safer to have your own car just in case. This may be obvious, but alcohol creates bad judgement and I have known too many women who have said yes to coming to my home after a few drinks.
My experiences and understanding the way men think and act has allowed me to share my wisdom to help women who are single and looking.
So my lesson today is to recognize that sometimes intuition can be confused by the chemical attraction or connection we feel for another person “as if we’ve known them all our life.” Common sense can be thrown out the window by believing it’s our inner voice talking.
Safety is still safety and being safe ALL the time is a better bet than trusting your gut with someone you have never met, don’t ya think?