With the ever so growing evolution of online dating, meeting people is virtually easy. Building quick rapport with many people is so simple now. For the women that want to find someone will potentially find anyone. Online dating is a candy store where shopping is made relatively easy. But women should not let their guard down, lose their common sense, or abandon their self-protection to a total stranger. Although most men online are safe, there is a small percentage that is not. Is it really worth taking the risk?
Here are some online safety tips every woman should follow:
- Meet in a public place. There is safety in meeting in a public place. When meeting an online date for the first time, a coffee shop or restaurant is perfect. These venues provide many witnesses if the date should turn sour. Never meet a man at his place or invite him home on a first date. Always allow enough time to get to know him before a home visit.
- Tell someone about the date. Before going on a date with someone met online, tell a family member or friend. Make sure someone knows the details of the date. It is also wise to provide his contact information and any other additional information.
- Drive to the date. Driving to a date gives a woman control. The worst thing is to rely on someone else for transportation. Riding with a date gives him total control on how long the date will last. Let’s face it; it is safer for a woman to drive her own car on a first date.
- Stay sober. Staying sober should be obvious. Alcohol creates bad judgment. It impairs one’s senses and the last thing a woman wants to say the morning after is, “Why did I do that?”
Let’s face it; women need to always think about their safety when dating online. Do not let a man’s charm and a mutual physical attraction cloud judgment. Allowing these “feelings” could force some women to throw common sense out the window. Remember safety and being safe all the time is better. Women should always trust their gut feeling with someone they have never met.