Compared to the “real world” dating, some people view online dating as less safe.
Nothing can be further from the truth!
The opinion probably persists due to the fact that in real life we usually meet people who were introduced to us by someone we know and trust, or in a transparent situation, such as at work or school/university.
But because no one introduces you to your online dates, this does not mean online dating is unsafe – quite the opposite!
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Internet matchmaking sites and services offer a fun and secure environment to meet other quality singles. It’s also a great place to build loving and trusting friendships that can lead to lasting, offline relationships. Whether you decide to correspond online or meet members offline, please use sound judgment and be responsible for your conduct. In both the virtual and real worlds, common sense is your best safety tool.
Watch out for someone who seems too good to be true. Begin by communicating solely via an Instant Messenger program or email, then look for odd behavior or inconsistencies. The person at the other end may not be who or what he or she says. Trust your instincts. If anything makes you uncomfortable, walk away for your own safety and protection.
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