Online First Meetings
The First Meetings / Dates Rules Of Engagement For Successful Online Dating
Connecting With New People Online: Don’t be in too much of a rush when you first meet your new online dates. Get to know them without being too intrusive. Be as relaxed as possible, keep calm and always trust your instincts, especially those that give you bad feelings. Act with caution and learn more about a potential date -
Take A Reasonable Time Before Meeting: Sometimes when you are excited about meeting someone new, your instincts can be confused by strong feelings and a need to make a successful physical connwction. Take care and take your time when you talk about yourself. You don’t need to give out your life-
Be Responsible And Do Your Own Research: No matter how hard they try, there is a natural limit to an online dating provider’s ability to properly check the backgrounds of users and verify the photos and personal information they provide. Dating web sites cannot do a criminal records check on every user. Plus, a member can become a stalking, harassment or fraud problem without having a criminal record. Therefore, don't get a false sense of security because you are on a reputable online dating site. Do your own research to learn as much as you can about someone and make informed decisions before you decide to meet. Check to see if the person you are interested in is on other social networking sites like Facebook, do a web search to see if there are other records of the person online, and if possible use Google Image Search to check the profile photos.
Money Requests Are An Un-
Report Unacceptable or Suspicious Behaviour: Nobody should have to put up with offensive, insulting and threatening behaviour online any more than they should or would if talking to someone at work or socially. Trust your instincts and immediately stop communicating with anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable or apprehensive. Never feel embarrassed to report a problem to the online dating service. You are helping them and doing other users a favour.
Be Prepared To Walk: No matter how much you have invested both emotionally and financially in someone you met online, be prepared to cut your losses and walk away if your date turns out not to be Mr or Mrs Right. There are always plenty more prospective matches.