Staying safe on dating websites

However, is it really worth taking the risk for the 1-2% who might be dangerous?

As your heart protector, here are some common sense safety tips when you think he’s different: First, meet in a public place.

Facebook Help Keeping Safe on Facebook Community Q&A Facebook is the fastest growing social networking site in the world today with up to 250,000 new users being added every day.

But sharing information has lots of risks including your name which can be accessed by others and your profile can be viewed.

While it's not always practical to become friends before dating someone, try to get to know your date through a group activity or a double-date before you go solo.

You'll see how your date-to-be gets along with others, and you'll get some good clues about what to expect from them.

Meeting and building quick rapport is so easy online and lately I’ve noticed that women all too often let their guard down, lose their common sense or abandon their self protection to a total stranger.

Reflecting back to when I was single and looking after my divorce, I’m shocked at how easily a woman WHO I DID NOT KNOW would invite me to her home (having never met me before) after a few chats via phone/email/text.

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Because some women felt an instant chemistry and even a spiritual connection with me, as if they had known me all their life…“he’s different so he must be safe.” Well the good news is that I was and am safe and so are most guys.

It was kinda easy to WOO and WOW women on the phone and they not only thought me safe, they felt an almost unique connection with me.

Now I mostly would talk to moms, because as a dad, I thought them safe. Just because they read a profile and a few correspondences or shared one cocktail at a bar, they felt they knew me and felt comfortable.

If you can't hang out in a group before your first date, try to talk on the phone before you make plans to go out.

Getting to know your love interest before you go on a full-fledged date gives you more to talk about and less to feel awkward about when you spend time as a couple.