Safety in online dating
Identifying Info This one is pretty much a given, but you really need to keep as much personal info out of your profile as possible. Provide the phone number of the person you're meeting to your friend. A walk in a park is romantic, but save it for a later date. Keep Things Private You don't need to Facebook stalk every online date.
We think we're safer if someone knows that we're on our way to meet a stranger. That you're going somewhere (maybe you told her the name of the bar), to meet a guy (maybe you said his name was Brad), etc. This sounds scary as shit but you need to give the police something to start with should you actually go missing as a result of an online date. The main thing is to make sure there are other people around.
There is safety in numbers and meeting for the first time in a restaurant or coffee shop would provide enough witnesses should the date turn sour.
Never – and I mean never – meet a man at his home or even think of inviting him to your home until you really get to know him. Yes, tell a friend or family member the details about where you are meeting, give them his contact details like name and phone number and any other additional information you have about him.
My experiences and understanding the way men think and act has allowed me to share my wisdom to help women who are single and looking.
Now I mostly would talk to moms, because as a dad, I thought them safe. Just because they read a profile and a few correspondences or shared one cocktail at a bar, they felt they knew me and felt comfortable.
If your online date blossoms into more frequent dating and (gasp!