|Online Dating Safety|
Whether you are looking for an email-pal, a casual relationship, or something more serious and long-term, meeting people online can be fun and rewarding. As an online community bringing people together, we certainly hope our members will find their online dating experience enjoyable and exciting. It is important for online users to interact and communicate with others in a safe and secure environment. Therefore, gbfriends.com has created this section to provide a few tips in regards to online dating.
Phone conversation first
After chatting online for some time with someone you are interested, you might want to set up a phone conversation before going further with an actual meeting. Use a cell phone and avoid using a home or work phone, which might lead to the possibility of where you live or work being traced.
Take your time
Don’t let anyone pressure you into giving any information or doing anything that you do not feel like giving or doing. Similarly, before you are ready, do not let anyone pressure you into meeting face-to-face.
Use your intuition
Don’t believe everything you read. If something is too good to be true, chances are they are probably not.
Meet at a public place
When you finally decide to meet up with somebody, always choose a public place such as the restaurant or the mall. Never arrange a pick up from home or from work. Before meeting with the person, let someone - whether it’s a friend, a family member, or a co-worker know as much details as possible, including the person’s phone number and name, the place of the meeting, and the time you are expected to return, etc.
We have provided these tips as guidelines only. Remember, always exercise your common sense, your own judgment, and caution when meeting people online.
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