Online Dating Safety Checklist

Online dating will be a fun, fulfilling and potentially life changing activity if you take a few precautions to ensure your safety and success. Use online dating tips to get started safely and successfully by finding the right online dating service, setting yourself up for safe online dating and maximizing your chances of meeting your dream online date!

Computer Security. Before you start dating online, ensure your computer is 100% secure and does not put you and your information at risk.

Password Security. Choosing a good password is essential. An easily compromised password could result in your account being hijacked and worse still, the hacker could use your details for ID theft as well.

Email Security. Set up a new email account for online dating that will be separate from all personal and work accounts. That way you’ll keep track of online dating communication and be able to easily isolate any unwanted or inappropriate content. Make sure your real name isn’t included in your email address and check that any signatures are switched off for maximum Email Security.

Choosing A Reputable Dating Service. A reputable and reliable dating service will provide you with additional safety and security. Do your research and choose a dating service that not only meets your needs but provides you with a certain amount of peace of mind as well.

Honesty Really is the Best Policy. When wanting to portray the best possible image of yourself it’s tempting to change a few personal details such as height and weight. However, it’s important to remember that while online daters will be interested in your appearance hardly anyone is looking for the next Kate Moss or Brad Pitt. The vast majority of people use online dating to find someone with similar interests and attitudes so don’t feel the need to ‘tweak’ information about your age, height, weight or occupation. Telling little white lies will only be detrimental in the long run by making you feel uncomfortable about getting to know someone or meeting them in person.

What Are You Looking For? Be clear and confident when describing what you’re looking for in a partner. The millions of people using online dating services all want to meet someone but don’t want to waste their time or yours. If you’re looking for particular attributes such as ethnicity, religious persuasion or an interest in sports then say so! To maximize your chances of finding that special someone through online dating makes sure they know you’re looking for them!

Other Precautions. Once you have joined a dating site, it is important to continue to keep your details secure because the search has only just started.

Good luck and hope you find your partner soon!

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