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What are some safety tips for online dating?

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To remain safe while dating on the Internet, avoid sharing personal information, do not disclose a home address and be sure to guard online access information. Because online dating is popular, there are multiple websites dedicated to providing dating services.

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While online dating is cheap and exciting, individuals must be wary of malicious people who take advantage of the situation. To stay safe, it is prudent to avoid sharing any personal information with strangers.

Financial details, personal addresses and telephone numbers must not be disclosed to the public. Never send money to anyone met online, as this is one of the most common way fraudsters take advantage of unsuspecting people.

Remove or archive any individual that seems abusive or disrespectful. A confrontation with such an individual may lead to more complications. To ensure an individual is honest, try asking the same question in different ways and gauge the consistency of the answers.

Protect online access information such as passwords. When using a public computer, be sure to log out of each account before leaving. Get to know the other person before deciding to meet offline.

If an offline meeting is forthcoming, ask a friend to come along or meet in a public place. Stay sober during the meeting because alcohol consumption may impair judgement.

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