Monday, December 18th, 2017

4 Ways to Protect yourself on a Free Dating Site


We have all heard some horror stories about online dating. People who pretend to be one gender and turn out to be the other. People who claim to look like a model but mean a plus size model. People who claim to run a home-based business but mean they collect unemployment. People who say they are single but mean they have a single spouse.

While these scenarios are annoying and frustrating, the real concern should be people who are a possible threat to your safety. Not all of the people you’ll encounter on a free dating site are good people. That means you need to proceed with caution. Below are some strategies that will help protect you.

Stay Anonymous

No matter how great that all night chat with a stranger you met through the free dating site is you shouldn’t give away too much information about yourself too quickly. Remember that’s the reason you’re using a screen name on the free dating site – you want some privacy. Don’t post any personal contact information about yourself in your profile, including your real name. If you don’t want to use your screen name, choose a nickname instead. Never give out your address or phone number either. In fact, you should consider opening a separate email account so your main account won’t end up being sold to spammers.

Go Slowly

Don’t rush into an in-person meeting with someone you don’t know. Instead, spend a number of weeks getting to know each other via the Internet. Then you may want to progress to some conversations over the telephone. Remember to always use your cell phone so the other person won’t be able to do a reverse lookup to find your location. Only after you’ve spent a long time getting to know each other through safer means should you arrange to meet in person. Most of the bad people won’t stick around that long and will move on to greener opportunities, plus you’ll have the chance to really get to know the other person.

Check Your Site

In addition to using a free dating site, you may also be sending other members to your personal site in order to learn more about you or to check out more photographs. While there’s nothing wrong with that idea, you do want to review the content of your site to ensure that none of your personal and private information is revealed on the site.

If you have some parts of your site that do reveal a little too much, consider adding password protection to those parts and giving the password only to your closest friends.

Be Rational Not Emotional

Although you’re looking for love (or, at least, companionship) on a free dating site, you don’t want to let your heart distract you from what your mind knows is the right thing to do. Remember to always use common sense. Worry less about seeming rude and more about protecting yourself. Otherwise, you could end up becoming the subject of one of those online dating horror stories.

Ingrid Margaret

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4 Responses to “4 Ways to Protect yourself on a Free Dating Site”
  1. Brittany says:

    Read it and tell me if its a good story.?
    I’m starting on the next chap but heres my idea.

    A girl moves back to Jacksonville, FL she is atarting high school first year in school (homeschooled) new school, new friends, new start what more could a girl want? she becomes easy best friends with a guy named Michael (Not one charater page) and he has two best buds Dylan and Philip. Brandon is an outcast but likes Brittany whom is sucked into the popular crowed rather quickly and makes great friends and emeny’s after a few guys get her in their site they don’t want to let her out including Brandon but after a few things happen between then she takes her trust away and the only person she can rely on is Michael who protects her from harms way but will Brittany every trust anyone else after what happens with Brandon and a baby on the way now?"

    Look at the charaters sorry for their bein no pics of Michael but I couldn’t find any of him. but he will be described in one of the next chaps join the site its free 🙂 and stay up dated on the book and pretty soon you’ll find out what happens 🙂

    P.S. the whole book will be checked for errors after its done but until then please keep those coments about the errors to yourself or e-mail me about them night peeps.

  2. Nick says:

    i like it but work on your writing skills
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  3. •♫♥☼♪• says:

    the storyline sounds too cliche and common..
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  4. Green[ Boycott enemies of Islam says:

    Hi there,
    How are you? I like the story idea but you need to work on your sentence structure and grammar…
    I hope I helped
    References :
    Worshiper of Allah
    Slave of Mohammad (S.A.W)

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