4. Make It Really Easy to Cut Contact

Keep the first few meetings rather formal. Donโ€™t make any promises about being his new girlfriend. At this point, youโ€™re just figuring out if you want to spend more time with this person or whether you want to move on. To make it really easy to cut ties, donโ€™t share too much personal information right away.

Itโ€™s okay to share your phone number because blocking a specific caller is easy these days, and texting is a normal way to get to know someone. But avoid sharing your address. Some people may think itโ€™s okay to drop by unannounced, whereas you might think itโ€™s downright creepy. Donโ€™t share your address until youโ€™re absolutely sure you wouldnโ€™t mind having your date come to your house.

Whatโ€™s been your experience with online dating? How do you stay safe? Share your comments!

Comments:

Kranti Kanade
This is very useful article. Thank you for addressing issues involving safety.
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