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  • Guide To Chatting Online | The Ultimate Resource For The Chat Room
    why should they need your last name suburb or street address if you ve just met online They don t Equally important is keeping your bank and credit card details safe NEVER give your financial details to someone you ve met through an online dating service and NEVER send any money to anyone that you met online Don t Call Me Baby If someone gives you their personal email address phone number or snail mail address you are not obliged to use it You are certainly not obliged to reciprocate Take a direct approach by saying Thanks for giving me your details but I d rather communicate through the online dating service Taboo Topics Communicating with people from other towns states and countries will introduce you to an exciting new world but one in which things can easily be lost in translation It s important to be aware of cultural religious and political differences and sensitivities Be cautious when discussing things you ve heard about someone else s country or national character stereotypes often cause offense and even distress Politics is basically a no go zone of online dating conversation and discussing anything of a sexual nature will put you on thin ice Make sure you consider different attitudes to sexual relations and know where your online dating partner stands before anything kinky leaves your outbox Don t feel pressured into topics of discussion that you re not comfortable with For example if an online dating acquaintance shares all the gory details of past relationships you are not obliged to do the same In face to face conversation it is easy to pick up someone s discomfort but online dating communication is devoid of physical and aural clues Chances are your online dating buddy has no idea that talking about your ex girlfriend makes you uncomfortable so just tell them by saying Thanks for sharing your stories but I m not comfortable discussing that topic just yet Build a Pretty Picture Ask for a series of photos from different times in your online dating partner s life This will build a better understanding of who they are while ensuring that the photo posted with their profile is actually them Be highly suspicious of someone who claims to have only one photo or only has photos that look like professional shots Who doesn t have photos of birthdays graduations school classes parties etc Scammers don t If your online dating partner only has modeling photos and glamour shots then they may have downloaded them from the internet If nothing else having a range of older photos will give you the chance to laugh at your online dating partner s bad 80s haircut or the goofy smile they had as a kid Getting Their Story Straight Funny you thought their uncle was named Bob not Joe Are you noticing inconsistencies in their stories Are things not adding up It s an unfortunate fact of reality that some people use the internet to

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  • Phone Dating | Help Handling Your First Phone Date
    say Enjoy the excitement of this step in your online dating relationship but keep these safe dating tips in mind Online Calls Using online instant messaging services is the safest easiest and cheapest way to chat in real time Investing in a microphone and set of headphones for your computer will cost hardly anything and give you unlimited safe chat time Log onto Private Phone to get your very own disposable number Sign up online and select your private number by state you can choose any state and record a voicemail greeting When someone calls that number they ll go directly to that voicemail thinking they ve reached your real phone You will be alerted by an email or text message and can then access their voice message over the phone or internet Easy To return calls make sure the number on your real phone is blocked and avoid using your home phone Start With Cells If possible begin with calls between cell phones as your home number can be used to find your home address Of course this will cost a little more but you can t put a dollar value on safety Alternatively block the caller ID on your landline Go on a Phone Date Keep things interesting by using your cells to go on a phone date Arrange to speak to each other from your favorite café park beach etc This will keep your conversations exciting and interesting while ensuring your safety Is Something Odd Be highly suspicious if the other person can only talk at odd or specified hours talks in hushed tones or cuts conversations short by saying Sorry gotta go They may not be as single as you think Prepare to Succeed Are you worried you ll run out of things to talk about

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  • Married Men & Online Dating | How To Tell if A Man is Cheating
    you prefer not to communicate with them unless they put up a photo If they have nothing to hide adding a profile photo should not be a problem at all Very Secretive A married man is usually very cagey and does not like to reveal too many details about himself online For example he may refuse to divulge his last name and for many people this is often a dead giveaway that the guy is married While it is normal for people to hold back initially if the guy has something to hide he will usually not reveal details about where he lives what he does for a living his family his upbringing etc Obviously they don t want you to have too much information so you can t look them up and find out their marital status Online Patterns Most married men have a certain pattern they follow and if you watch closely enough you will notice that they are always online only at certain times or if they call you they will only do so at certain times This is obviously because they don t want their partners to know they are talking to an online date Very often married men are online late at night while their wives are asleep If they are online at odd hours you should ask them why Irregular Erratic Responses A single man will not have any restrictions on communicating with you however a married man will probably need to be more careful and therefore his responses to your emails text messages etc may be irregular and erratic He is probably juggling a family life work and other personal commitments along with his online life and has to schedule chatting with you based on the other not so secret parts of his

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  • Emotional Safety | Protecting Your Emotions Online
    wrong with the latter After all online dating is the perfect way to meet someone to discuss the plot with and hopefully they ll explain what happened when you ducked out for more popcorn How Would You React How would you feel and react if someone you had met through an online dating service gave an in depth account of their private life at the very beginning of your online dating communication Would you feel pressured to respond with a similar account of your own life How would you feel if someone you had met through online dating kept their profile visible on an online dating service after you had made some sort of commitment Online dating is real dating and the associated risks to your emotional safety are also real To ensure safe successful online dating you must become familiar with your own emotional responses and identify your emotional boundaries to protect yourself and your online dating partners from being hurt Establishing Emotional Boundaries If something makes you feel uncomfortable induces a sinking feeling in your stomach or upsets you in any way then examine recognize and learn from that response you ve just found an emotional boundary For example if receiving lots of personal information from an online dating partner makes you feel uncomfortable and pressured into sharing your own information you have indentified an emotional boundary relating to personal information The next step is to define and discuss this boundary with your online dating partner which isn t as scary as it sounds In fact defining and discussing the boundary is as simple as saying I m glad you re happy to share that information with me but I m not comfortable discussing my own personal life in detail just yet Next time you experience similar feelings

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  • Cyberstalking | Protecting Yourself From Online Stalkers
    do not stalk Examples of this have been found in the real and virtual world The majority of cyberstalking victims are women and most stalkers are usually men Offline and online a stalker by nature feels a strong urge to control their victim Victims experience the same amount of fear desperation and helplessness whether they are physically stalked or cyber stalked However there are certain differences too In the case of cyberstalking The stalker and the victim need not necessarily be in the same geographical location as a cyber stalker can carry out their activities online no matter what part of the world they are in One of the scariest aspects of cybertsalking is that a stalker can easily use electronic third parties to suit their purpose of harassing and threatening their victims A stalker can therefore easily post misleading information on a forum about the victim or even falsely pose as the victim in a chat room Sometimes a stalker even posts the victim s personal information online Unfortunately it is easier for the stalker to create havoc in a victim s life when stalking online It is harder to confront a cyber stalker due to the barriers of electronic communication Online harassment and cyberstalking can be just as threatening as physical stalking In the 1999 Report on Cyberstalking compiled by the US Department of Justic Vice President Al Gore said Make no mistake this kind of harassment can be as frightening and as real as being followed and watched in your neighborhood or in your home Staying Safe When dating online you will usually meet lots of nice people but every once in a while there can be someone with the wrong intentions such as cyberstalking Therefore it is important to protect yourself and stay safe while you re looking for a date online Do not give out your contact details until you get to know someone well enough If you re using email to communicate with someone make sure your email address does not give out your personal details Knowing your phone number where you live etc is a lot of information in a stalker s hands When creating your email address for online dating don t use your full name There is no need to reveal your full name until you get to know someone better Keep your guard up Everyone is not out to get you but there s no harm in just staying careful Do not use your full name as your screen name or ID on online dating profiles or dating chat rooms Until you know someone well enough do not discuss too many personal details with them A stalker uses personal details to threaten a victim Try to use the chat IM and email services provided by the online dating site Google yourself and make sure there is nothing out there that gives out too many details about you This is also a good way of ensuring your name is not being

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  • Tips For a Perfect First Date | How To Handle That First Meeting
    exciting because you can finally see what they look like in person Who knows this could lead to a second date followed by a long term relationship and even marriage However since this is the first time you are meeting them it wouldn t hurt to exercise a little caution Meet In A Public Place This is a basic rule to keep in mind whenever you meet an online date Refrain from inviting them to your home or meeting them at their place A populated public place is a good safety net just in case anything should go wrong Who Knows Tell someone about your rendezvous whether it s just a date at a coffee shop or an overseas meeting Should anything go wrong your friend or family member will know of your whereabouts Dress To Impress It is likely you will dress to impress your date after all it is the first time you are meeting them However it is especially important for ladies to dress appropriately Save your cleavage revealing tops and micro minis for your third or fourth date and dress slightly more conservatively for the first date just so you don t create the wrong impression

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  • Online Dating Meeting | Guide To Offline Meetings
    Day for It Meet at a time and on a day that s convenient for you Be suspicious if your date insists on meeting at odd hours unless they have a legitimate reason Go Your Own Way Do not accept a lift from your date If you can t drive to the chosen location then get a friend to drive you take public transport or a taxi If you can t get there by yourself don t go Good Gossip Tell a friend or family member where you re going what time you re meeting and how long you expect to be Give the friend a copy of your date s contact details and make sure you date knows you ve done this Letting your online dating partner know that you re giving someone else their contact is common courtesy but also makes sure they know people are looking out for you Stay Connected Keep your cell phone with you and switched on at all times If you change locations such moving to a different bar or restaurant call or text message your friend to keep them updated Arrange to have the friend call you at a specified time such as one hour into the date to check how things are going Chances are you ll be having a great time and want to chat about their cute smile but if things aren t going well the call will give you an excuse to leave Dating Under the Influence Refrain from excessive drinking or any other activity that could impair your judgment and lead to poor decision making Sure you re out to have a good time but if everything goes well there will be many many more good times to come Getting trashed is also poor dating etiquette Watch

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  • Long Distance Relationships | A Guide To Long Distant Meetings
    your instincts Enjoy yourself Forget bungee jumping and sky diving traveling long distances to meet your online dating partner is the most exciting holiday you could have However just like extreme sports heading across the country or around the world to meet someone is a generally safe activity with a bad name due to a handful of unfortunate events People jump out of planes all the time with no trouble so long as they ve checked their parachutes Similarly you ll have a safe successful and exhilarating time if you read our dating tips for long distance meetings Stay at a Hotel Stay at a hotel when first visiting someone you ve met through an online dating service do not stay at the other person s home If you can t afford a hotel don t go Safe dating is successful dating don t rush things Get a Taxi From the Airport Always take a taxi to and from the airport Wanting to see the other person as soon as you get off the plane is natural but keep your safety in mind Meet them at the airport by all means but do not get into a private vehicle with them or let them transport your luggage in a private vehicle Don t Disclose Hotel Name Keep the name and exact location of your hotel to yourself until you are completely sure of the other person s intentions Arrange public meeting places until you re comfortable in each other s company Stay in Touch with Home Before departing give your friends and family a detailed itinerary and the contact details of both your hotel and the other person Stay in constant touch with people back home through emails and phone calls Make sure the other person is aware that friends

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