Choose The Right Dating Site
Be careful when choosing dating sites. There are some dating sites that are only good because they are well-advertised. Do some research first and the best reference you could obtain is almost certainly from other singles who already had used those online dating services.
If you personally know other singles that had experienced with other dating site services, then try to seek their advice. If you find their advice to be valuable then that is good or even if you don’t, you should still enter the name of the dating site followed by the word review.
Internet search engines like Google and Yahoo can immediately give good results. By doing this, singles can have more references and reviews that they can read as well as forums about many singles with online dating experiences.
Read About The Dating Site
Quality dating sites usually have online pages stating the terms of service or rules and important regulations. Even though most people never bother to read these pages, it is strongly advised that you read them because your personal privacy will depend on it too.
Follow the Dating Rules
If you have done your research and are satisfied with your selection, you can sign up. But since you have read all the rules and regulations, you should now follow them. One of the purposes of these is to protect you from both spam and any scammers.
If you were to find a date match that you considered acceptable, they may suggest that the two of you connect outside of the dating service via personal email. This is unwise because at the early stage of any online relationship, you cannot be certain of their true intentions.
By doing this you are eliminating any of the screening and monitoring mechanisms that the dating service has put in place.
Use Email Cautiously
Email can in some cases be either your best communication tool online or the opposite, depending on who has access to this information and how it's being used or abused. You don't need to provide your primary email address to any dating service online especially if you use it with your financial accounts.
Instead, try to use a generic email user ID that does not include your last name and provide this to a dating site or your new friend whom who just met from a dating site. In this manner, no one can easily grasp your first and last names and search for additional personal information about you where they could get your other important accounts online. Always remember to take extra precaution when contacting a potential dating match when you use email.
Be Careful About Providing Personal
Even though you may encounter an online date match that is very respectful, so nice and seems right for you, restraint should be practiced and observed. Once you reveal more information about yourself, it will remain on the other party and is almost impossible to get back or retract.
Unless after several message exchanges and months had passed then you feel very certain
that trust has been established, you "may" provide some
personal information but never your financial accounts. Take note that other fraudsters will wait for you to have emotional connection with them then that is the time that they will give you some life drama scenarios that they need immediate help and soon you'll be fooled by even giving up your bank account information.
This does not necessarily mean you have to lie, but rather are simply protecting yourself. You should trust your basic instincts although some people are better at this than others. If something you encounter with an online dating site or date that does not feel right, then simply get away from it as early as possible. If you're new to online dating, these guidelines can make your experience feel relax and hopefully safer.