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Internet dating sites: what to know before you start your journey into the unknown... Practical tips and safety first

Internet dating sites: What to know before you start your journey into the unknown...

Internet dating sites: What to know before you start your journey into the unknown...

Internet dating sites are becoming more and more common as a way to meet single people. I myself started to explore this world and the more I look into it, the more I see it's immensely huge. So how can you choose the best dating site for you?

Here I'll explain how they work, then you should do some exploration and research on your own, before you start spending your money to join any of them.
Practical tips and safety first

First of all, if you want to use dating websites, I very strongly recommend you to use a new email address only for this purpose,
because you'll start receiving daily emails from them with new profiles
and offers and if you join more than one dating website, your mailbox will soon be
full.

Also, for safety reasons,

  • don't use your usual or personal e-mail address, on a dating site until you know the person well, that is, in person. Always exchange messages through the dating website. Do not trust somenone who asks you to communicate through your email, skype or similar personal accounts
  • nor give your home or office telephone number or address to anyone you contact on a dating site, until you know the person well. You wouldn't give them to anyone you meet in the street, so the same common sense applies online
  • NEVER, EVER, EVER SEND MONEY to anyone who asks you, even if they tell you a story that sounds so true and you've been exchanging messages for a while. There are scammers who are professionals at sounding convincing, only to take advantage of other people's good nature and wish to help.

  • You could even use a special mobile phone number only for this purpose. You can find extremely cheap mobile phones and SIM cards, so there is no reason to risk. This way, if you are not happy with your online dating experience you can just stop using that email address or mobile number and nobody will be able to chase you.
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