As a man or a woman there are some safety precautions that need to be looked at seriously. This all mainly boils down to good judgement, common sense and just applying the same safety rules as you would offline as you would online.
To stay safe online you have to play it safe. Online dating sites offer lots of tools for you to get to know the other person that could be Mr or Miss Right before you need to hand out any personal information like your full name, address or phone numbers.
Here at EasyNetDating.com we provide our members with free email, chat and private messaging so you can communicate with potential dates without giving your real email address away until you need to. It is crucial to get to know people before you give away any info.
With all this said we still need to cover the first offline date that you might go on after get to know someone from an online dating site. Be sure to arrange your first face to face date in a public area during the day time and its always handy if you can to have some friends close by. To be on the safe side its always good to tell a friend or family member where and when you are going on a date with someone for the first time.
You can find some great ideas for your first offline date on our first date ideas page.
Now if someone is pressuring you to give them your personal details from the get go, DO NOT GIVE IN! You are the person in control so if you do not feel comfortable let the other person know you want to get to know them better, if they still pressure you or hassle you block them from contacting you.
If of course you ever feel in danger or you feel your details have been compromised please seek help from the police or report them to your online dating site asap so they can investigate the problem.
Remember online dating can be very fun and hundreds of thousands of people form strong relationships online, many even get married because of online dating sites. Just remember to use good judgement and common sense as you would offline.
Stay safe and happy dating J