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Safe Online Dating
As technology becomes more
ingrained in our everyday lives, more people are
turning to the Internet for social purposes. And
over the past few years, this has become a more
accepted form of communication. Friendships are
formed and relationships made online.
But just how much trouble is it to join the online
dating sites? And is it safe?
A few years ago, there was significant attention
placed on those who turned to online dating. Consumers
were warned that the sites were unsafe, used by
predators who were looking for victims. But increased
attention to security and awareness on the part
of those using the services has made an incredible
Many of the dating sites are now offering members
ways to talk anonymously at first, then allowed
to meet via web cam in private chat rooms. With
the web cam options, it's more difficult to hide
things like age.
Some sites also screen members personally. While
the sites make no claims that they've gone so
far as to perform background checks, they do often
verify addresses and other information. Again,
this isn't a full-fledged safety net, just one
more precaution toward making online dating safer.
As more people are becoming completely comfortable
with online communication and more people have
access to Internet at home and at work, online
dating sites have flourished. There are many sites
that have very short sign-up processes and others
that require you to answer lots of questions.
You'll typically be allowed to register for free,
though you have to pay dues in order to gain access
to other members' contact information. This is
how the sites are able to boast that they have
thousands of profiles available. Since it's free
to sign up and post your information and photo,
many people take that step with no intentions
of going further.
If you're considering joining an online dating
service, check out the membership requirements
first. If security is important, take time to
read what steps the dating service has taken to
ensure the safety of its members.
Above all, take time to protect yourself. Remember
that not everyone is honest. Just as you could
meet a person on a park bench that offers lies
about his or her life, you'll meet some people
at online dating sites that are also untruthful.
But you may also meet the love you've been looking
About the author:
Jeff Lakie is the founder of
Dating Resources a website providing information
Love & Romance
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