Quick Tips for Online Chat
- Guard your identity
- Don’t feel pressured into anything
- Get a range of photos
- Look for inconsistencies
- Don’t fall for false emotions
- Never send money
- Never send bank or credit card details
- Report all inappropriate behavior
Winks, kisses, nudges, emails and instant messages are the first and perhaps most fun communication you’ll have with online dating buddies. Sometimes the words will just fizzle out but occasionally things will sizzle; their jokes, stories and attitudes will capture your attention and ultimately your heart. Whether your online communication is formal or flirty it should always be safe. Read on for important information and tips about safe, successful online dating communication.
Don’t Let Love Rob You Blind
Never send money to someone you’ve met through an online dating service. A quick internet search of online dating scams will turn up thousands of stories ranging from the loss of a few hundred dollars to the endangerment of lives. A search will also show the multitude of ways in which scammers extract money from innocent, unsuspecting online dating users. Scammers claim to have sick grandmothers, need money to pay household bills, say they’re stranded in a foreign country, need to pay for visas or travel expenses to visit you…the list goes on an on. Do not send money, bank or credit card details and report anyone who requests them to the online dating service provider.
Be safe first!