Online dating making contact
Stay in the app It’s safer to keep using the messaging function within the dating app or site until you feel you have met and can trust them.
If they ask for your number, or ask you to email them or switch to Whats App (a common trick among scammers is to say their subscription is running out), just politely decline and say it’s nothing personal, it’s just your policy not to.
Get to know them first It can be a good idea to message and get to know a bit about each other before meeting up.
It can help to give you a sense of who they are – and whether you have things in common.
At the time I thought 'why not, what's the point in chatting for hours or even days, why waste time'.
But when we met, there was something about him that made me feel slightly uneasy.
Trust your instincts and be cautious until you’ve had long enough to really get to know someone.
And if you’re really not sure, run it by a friend that you trust to get some advice.
In fact - it’s how a quarter of us will meet our other half.
Consider the risks Bear in mind that there’s a limit to an online dating service’s ability to do background checks or verify someone’s identity.
They can’t, for instance, do criminal records checks on every user.
Instead I dealt with it by getting drunk and kissing him at a club. Thank god I didn't go home with him, but unsurprisingly he thought I liked him.
When I got home and sobered up I felt pretty rubbish and wanted to put an end to the whole thing immediately, so I sent him a message thanking him for a lovely evening but that I didn't want to go on a second date. I got a very angry accusatory email accusing me of leading him on and the fact he'd paid all night definitely got mentioned.
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Tell a friend Make sure that someone knows you’re on a date and where you are.