Here are some sensible safety tips to help you enjoy your time online and to assist you if you are going to take a newly found romance further then the online experience. These are not all inclusive, and your own common sense and personal responsibility are the most important:
Most important is that you have a good time, enjoy your visit, meet new people, meet that special someone, or share in friendships.
Don't share your real name, personal phone numbers, or any other identifying information while IMing or send mail in here until you are comfortable doing so. be truthful in your description of yourself in your profile.
Be truthful in your descriptions or photos (or as close as you can) without revealing your true identity in the beginning.
Quit corresponding if you feel unsure or threatened about people you meet in here.
We STRONGLY encourage you to block any member who behaves in an abusive manner and to report the behavior. You can block persons from communicating with you in here.
If you decide to meet in person, schedule the meeting or date in a public place, do not meet at your real address.
Make sure you tell someone where you are going.
Learn the customs of the other person, and if your customs require you to take a chaperone with you, tell the other person of this custom, and if the other person demand you come alone, then you probably should not meet.
Trust your instincts, they are probably correct.
Proceed with caution if someone divulges an undying love after a first meeting, its probably just undying lust.
Be leary of someone that continualy asks for financial support, or wants you to join a website that requires money thats benefits only them. Keep your financial information to yourself.
If you are going out of town, or the country, make sure you have your own hotel room, or a relative to stay with. Be careful about accepting a room set up by this person.
Don't get drunk on your date.
Be watchful of anyone that can only meet you online, or in person at the same specific time all the time. People do work and its understandble they cannot communicate during this time, but times outstide of work should be available. If someone only wants to meet at the same
time all the time, then they could be married or committed.
While communicating can set a sense of comfort and intimacy, just remember take your time getting to know each other. We are inexpensive so don't worry about time.
Don't be paranoid, just use common sense, have fun, meet plenty of nice people.
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