Take care and take your time when you talk about yourself.You don’t need to give out your life-story the first time you chat – and you shouldn’t.Sure, people knock off a few years here or there and might use a picture that’s six months out of date, but, if someone has minimal information about themselves or one grainy picture be aware that they might not be who they say they are.
There’s no need to get their inside leg measurement and mother’s maiden name but, checking they are a "real person" before a date will give you piece of mind before you meet.If in doubt, delete them If in doubt about a person you meet online, stay safe and move on.Don't include your contact information such as your email address, home address, or phone number in your profile or initial communications.Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
- Remember that overtly sexual, provocative or controversial usernames could attract the wrong kind of attention. Stay in control when it comes to how and when you share information.
If this happens contact the dating provider immediately to not only protect yourself but other users too.
Password & Security - Be careful when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others can't view or record your password or personal information.
If and when you do decide to share an e-mail address think about creating a separate and anonymous email address.
Take Your Time - Sometimes when you're excited about someone, your instincts can be confused by strong feelings.
- Be wary of opening email attachments from someone you have only just met - Ensure that you keep your internet security software up to date.