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.
“Specifically, if a new relationship or contact seems to escalate very quickly. “While I’m primarily thinking of online relationships, they can also apply to people you know in person.
If they start texting you and asking for pictures, and you don’t want to send them, don’t send them.
“Online dating services, hookup apps, texting, Facebook, Snap Chat, and other platforms have simultaneously opened new avenues for finding a potential partner and created new challenges and safety concerns.” Schrick, who has written a series of articles for the Division of Agriculture’s Family and Consumer Science program over the past several months, said although many of the tips she recommends were aimed at younger singles who are perhaps dating for the first time with little to no “adult supervision,” the advice is applicable to singles of any age engaged in online dating.
“I think we should resist the assumption that you should be ‘looking for your soul mate,’ because not everyone is looking for that when they’re dating,” she said.
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As a man who is an excellent communicator and emotionally connected, I was one of the most dangerous of daters.
Because some women felt an instant chemistry and even a spiritual connection with me, as if they had known me all their life…“he’s different so he must be safe.” Well the good news is that I was and am safe and so are most guys.
The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.