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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.
So, provided you take some simple steps to protect yourself, meeting an online acquaintance IRL is generally no more dangerous than spending time with a person you met some other way.The following suggestions will not, of course, guarantee your physical and emotional safety.They will, however, help to protect you if you follow them.When you do eventually meet, do so in a public place. It’s too easy to keep secrets — or flat-out lie — when the relationship is strictly online, over text or even over the phone. If your virtual date is a model-slash-anything, boasts about their huge luxury yacht and claims to have invented a billion-selling app, they’re probably lying. If they are who they claim, making you feel safe and secure will be a priority for them. The idiom is true: It’s always better to be safe than sorry. If you are in any way worried or suspicious about a match then we are here to help. View more online dating safety advice from e Harmony.Don’t give out your address until you’re in an established, in-person relationship. If distance creates too great an obstacle to meet up in the near future, at least employ Skype to give you both a little face time. If anything sounds strange or unbelievable, ask questions. Beware of premature declarations of love or requests for sexy photos from your online crush.