Guide safe internet dating
It’s pretty common practice to switch over from Tinder or OKCupid to texting once a flirtation has been going on for a little while, but think twice before you hand over your phone number, says O’Toole.
“They could have it prearranged to have something bad happen.
“Always do at least a simple Google search on a potential date, and an advanced search is even better.
Try to verify what they are telling you about themselves.” There’s a lot you can learn from someone’s photos and a lot that can mislead you.
“For some people, a simple kiss on the cheek is enough to launch a delusion that you love them.
It’s impossible to know what’s inside someone’s head and heart.”If your instincts are telling you something is wrong, believe them.
Chatting about things like your job title, company you work for, college you went to, or neighborhood you live in are typical online dating small-talk topics, but they’re not so harmless, says Jason Hanson, CIA agent and author of.