Online dating tips and cautions

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Having your own wheels gives you control should the date go bad.

The worst thing is to be reliant on somebody else for transportation as it gives them the control on how long you spend together and let’s face it, it’s safer to have your own car just in case. This may be obvious, but alcohol creates bad judgement and I have known too many women who have said yes to coming to my home after a few drinks.

Safety is still safety and being safe ALL the time is a better bet than trusting your gut with someone you have never met, don’t ya think?

So there you have it, quick and easy safety tips for the first date meeting from an online connection.

Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.

It is impossible to get back information once you have given it away.

- Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it.

Check in with your friend during the date or ask your friend to call you during the date to let them know how you are doing.

Besides, this can be used as an escape clause if you feel like the date isn’t going well: “Hey Jim, my friend needs me because of an emergency and we have to end the date.” Third, drive yourself to the date and drive home by yourself.

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