How to be safe about online dating

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And it's not hard to understand why – it’s an instantaneous, low-effort way to flirt and meet new people and we probably all know someone who met a partner online.In fact - it’s how a quarter of us will meet our other half.Just think about the details you’re sharing about you and your life.Avoid saying exactly where you live and work for example, until you’ve got to know each other a bit better and feel you can trust them.

Also, see if you have shared friends on Facebook or look them up on Linked In.“My advice would be to not accept a date with someone straight after making contact.I remember meeting someone on a dating site who asked me on a date straight after we matched.At the time I thought 'why not, what's the point in chatting for hours or even days, why waste time'.But when we met, there was something about him that made me feel slightly uneasy.That can be a great way to suss them out in advance. It's totally sensible and they’re probably doing the same to you.

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