Online dating apps are all the rage these days, it is quite easy to find a match – or so you thought. The reality is that who you are talking to online may not be who they claim to be. In fact, it would be safer and to always be under the assumption that they may not be saying who they really are. The problem is that in the quest for finding MR. Right, personal safety may sometimes be overlooked. There are legitimate love stories and happy endings in online dating app but the dangers are also all too real especially if you are a woman. It is a moot point that you are looking for someone online because of some vulnerability in your social circle. When people are emotionally vulnerable, it is easy to let your guard down. It is easy to find yourself in a vulnerable and potentially dangerous situation. There are several tips out there that will at least generally will keep you relatively safer. Read on and find out some of them below.
I would say that first of all when you are feeling emotionally vulnerable, it would be a good idea to take a breather or the equivalent of a long walk away from the internet. When you have had sufficient time to breathe, that is the time to go back into the dating scene. An obvious and effective safety measure is to tell a friend about your new and exciting acquaintance. It is also a good idea to let your online date know that someone else knows about the two of you. If he is planning something bad, knowing this will tell him to back off. Have a system of phone checking or messaging with your buddies whenever you are on a date. This seems like a lot of work but this should keep you out of harm’s way. Also equally important is to limit the personal data you reveal until after several dates at the very least. A little bit of discretion goes a long way to protect you in case something goes wrong. It doesn’t help to be angry with someone when they molest you and they know where you live. What is worse is YOU told them.
What we are saying is that a little bit of common sense will go a long way in protecting yourself fro online predators. Ultimately it will boil down to how you do prepare yourself against these incidents.