Looking for love online can be an awesome experience or an awful one! Yes, there is a strong element of doubt and uncertainty and the odds have every chance of going against you as it is of going for you. But there are some precautions that you can take to cut down on the risk in a big way. The first step that you need to take is to trust. Not the person you meet online, but your own instincts. If you don’t feel that somehow the whole thing doesn’t feel right, know that probably they aren’t. There are a lot of shady characters out there who can turn up with all sorts of trouble. No, I’m not trying to scare you! I’m just pointing it out.
Another thing you can do is to keep your identity closely under wraps unless you are confident about the person on the other end of the computer. Part with your phone number or address only when you really trust them enough. And leave money completely out of this equation. If you are asked money (yes, there are people who have experienced this), shut your door immediately. Look out for fake profiles who, armed with your email ID, sends you spam mails about dating sites. You can also register on dating sites with cryptic profile names that don’t give out who you are. It works! It’s not to keep away love that may have come, it’s to keep away lousy trouble that is definitely going to come! When you decide to meet the person, meet them at a public place. And PLEASE, DON’T take them home after the first date! Do you have more advice on online dating safety? Add on with comments!