Safe and online dating sites
The online dating world can be both an exciting and scary place at the same time.
You want to "put yourself out there" while also not risking your personal safety or your privacy.
These apps can offer location-aware features to help others know where you are for meetups and other purposes.
The problem is that some users may not realize that this information is being provided and listed for others to view.
Sure, people knock off a few years here or there and might use a picture that’s six months out of date, but, if someone has minimal information about themselves or one grainy picture be aware that they might not be who they say they are.
It's probably best to turn off the location-aware features of your dating app, especially if they post your location to the site for others to view.
Many dating sites will send you a message every time someone views your profile, "winks" at you, sends you a message, likes your profile picture, etc. Consider obtaining a separate email address to direct all your dating mail to so you don't have to sift through it.
See Why You Need a Disposable Email Account for some other reasons you might want to get one.
There’s no need to get their inside leg measurement and mother’s maiden name but, checking they are a "real person" before a date will give you piece of mind before you meet.
If in doubt, delete them If in doubt about a person you meet online, stay safe and move on.
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Opt for a neutral meeting place When meeting someone for the first time (read: second, third and fourth) arrange your date in a neutral place - and never accept a dinner invite at a person’s house.