Despite all these safety measures in place, each person dating online should adhere to certain rules of conduct in order to avoid unpleasant situations. One general rule does apply: Discretion is the better part of valor! Bearing in mind you are full of enthusiasm once you meet a new crush, you should be extremely cautious when building this new (online) relationship with the necessary care. The following advice you should take into consideration when dating online.
Always Protect Your Data
Be cautious when dating online. Do not reveal too much information to a stranger too quickly – especially not your personal data. It’s a give and take that applies as an essential rule in online dating. Those who reveal facts about themselves may in return expect the same from their counterpart. It all starts with selecting a picture. Those who chose not to show a picture of them, usually have something to hide! Furthermore, when contacting someone online make sure to only use the designated in-app messaging system of your dating provider, which allows you to protect your privacy while keeping your data private. If you then still choose to exchange e-mails with one another, you might want to consider signing up for an alternate email account.
Be Observant and Skeptical Towards Other Users
Not all users who are dating online mean well. Some people entertain the idea of deceiving others. Does your flirt partner ask more information from you than you get from him? Does he contradict himself during the course of your conversation? Is he not very forthcoming when being asked about particular personal details? Usually, your common sense and your people skills serve as reliable qualities when assessing new contacts. Unfortunately, these skills often subside when you are head over heels in love with someone.
Evaluate Each Situation Carefully And Remove Yourself From it if Needed
You can, for example, ask a friend to also register on that dating site. Your confidant may then establish contact with your flirt partner. Afterwards, compare the individual statements you were able to elicit from your crush. Do they match up? Are there any contradictions or inconsistencies? You might be surprised of the results. Ultimately, you might just go ahead and call your crush, but make sure to hide your number if you would like to remain anonymous. A conversation with your crush can be a real eye-opener as to what his personality is like. How does he respond to your call? Does he answers your questions spontaneously and coherently or hesitant and evasive?
Caution On the First Date
Sooner or later you would like to meet one another face to face and the first date is approaching. If you’re a woman, then you get to pick the location. Choose that location wisely and inform a confidant of the details – perhaps you feel more secure when that person is actually present in your immediate area. If your crush insists to meet at a remote location, ensure to plan all the details. Organize your trip yourself and do not give out too many details on the location of your hotel or your estimated arrival time etc. In case you would like to abort your date, you have at least a sanctuary in an undisclosed location. Ideally, always take your own car and do not forget to bring your cellphone.
Your Place or Mine?
Perfect locations for a first date are bars or restaurants, museums, beer gardens or public areas in general. Places that are jam-packed with people at all times. Caution is also needed when your crush tends to cancel each date with short notice for no good reason. Often this means that you have been duped by someone pretending to be someone else. Hands off and immediately report the incident to the dating provider.
Quality and Safety Are Very Important to Us
On all dating sites, as well as on iLove, shady providers attempt to trick you while redirecting your text messages via premium 0900 phone numbers to dubious websites or they fake personal emergencies to con money out of someone. These fraudulent actions will not be tolerated by iLove in any way. Therefore, the iLove Quality Assurance Team checks well over a thousand profiles each day to identify those wanting to harm you. In addition, powerful spam filters are in place to automatically eliminate such dubious offers. However, even for iLove it is not always possible to offer you complete protection, despite the extensive security measures in place. In order for commercial and partly fraudulent offers to be banned from iLove in the future, we truly rely on your help. Please refrain from submitting any personal data on your iLove profile, such as mobile number, account details or your address. iLove offers you many ways to communicate with others securely. Besides from being able to send and receive in your account, you can also use our chat feature. Should you receive a message that appears dubious or fraudulent to you, please report it immediately via app, or Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org