To maintain your safety when you pursue online romances, you should keep your guard up always. This includes when you’re doing video calls, dates, and sending passionate letters. You need to be prepared and know how to shield yourself. These tips will help you stay safe while using any online dating platform.
If you don’t want to be harmed or disappointed, follow these tips while pursuing your online relationship. They will help you shield yourself and your money.
To avoid being scammed, be careful when someone asks for a form of online payment. Don’t agree to any transactions not linked to the dating platform because someone would most likely be trying to scam you. Ignore anyone who asks for financial assistance regardless of how attractive they look. Don’t risk your credit card information or money with strangers, and if you find a user suspicious, you can report them to the administrators for investigation.
Don’t waste time negotiating with spammy users. Block spam messages immediately you first see them. If a user sends harassing or offensive messages, submit a report and avoid the person. Don’t allow anyone to get into your head, so only continue with those who are respectful.
If you plan to meet your online date in real life, here are tips to remember.
Regardless of who you are meeting, don’t take any chances with your safety. Pick a public place where your safety is assured.
Inform your family and friends of your planned date. This helps them know where to look in case you get in danger.
Discuss with your partner about STDs and always use protection as you don’t know where the relationship may go. Don’t indulge unprotected on the first day, even if you’re 100% sure they’re in good health.
Help and Support
If you’re in an emergency, сall 911 to report your situation. Also, use these hotlines for any related cases. You can find help 24/7.
Abuse, Rape, and Incest National Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE www.rainn.org
Planned Parenthood: 1-800-230-7526 www.plannedparenthood.org
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 www.thehotline.org