It was easy for me to sign up with a fake ID and fake location.The better sites use geolocation and name/address verification. Geolocation is a feature that allows the website to find out in which country and city the subscribers are by IP number or other method.If they don’t respect your need to be cautious, then move on.Red Flag #3 If anyone wants you to give them any personal information be extremely guarded.Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet makes it a perfect place for con artists to hide their real intentions while trying to entrap their victims under the guise of romantic interest.Don’t get me wrong, the vast majority of members of reputable dating sites (both paid and free) are legitimately looking for a sincere match, but there are red flags that you should look out for when embarking on the journey of online dating for the first time. Red Flag #1 If someone is too interested – too quickly – in getting to know you beyond the safety of your computer, this could indicate a problem.Remember that when you give out your number, unless it is an unlisted number, you are giving out your address as well.People can easily do a reverse look-up on a phone number and see where you live.
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Write down any personal information that you have on your date also – like an address or cell phone number, and the dating site you met them on – and give it to your friend or family member. Blame it on your overly protective friend or family if you feel awkward about it.
If your date has any issue with this and gets angry or cancels your plans at the last minute then this is a huge indicator that they may not be legitimate.
Whether their purpose is dangerous or just desperate, you want to steer clear of both of these.
Red Flag #2 When you do finally decide to meet up, decide on a neutral and safe location (a restaurant or a café) and have a friend or family member bring you and let them meet your date.