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How To Safely Use Online Dating Sites

Updated on November 19, 2010

Are matchmaking sites safe?

 Remember what your mom said, don't talk to strangers. Matchmaking sites have proven to be a way to safely meet new people from the privacy of your own home. Though nothing is 100% safe, if you follow the right guidlines you have a far greater chance of safely meeting new people and make a possible love connection.

Most online dating sites have tips on their sites to keep everything as safe as possible when meeting these new people. Be sure to read these tips on any site you use to keep everything safe and easy.


Get to know someone before an offline meeting

 Patience is not a gift that I myself was born with, when I see something I like I have to have it at that very second. I am sure thier are plenty more just like me. Patience however is one of the most important saftey rules for meeting someone offline from a matchmaking site.

You don't have to do a background check, or call up uncle bill from the fbi, but you do need to allow yourself time to get to know a person before meeting them offline.

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What should you know before an offline meeting

 First off you should atleast talk for two to three weeks before setting up a date. Also before the first date make sure you atleast know:

  • The person's full name
  • Where the person lives, and whom the person lives with
  • Do they abuse drugs or alcohol
  • Are they currently or have they been married
  • What the person does for a living
  • The person's hobbies
  • Their passions
  • Do they have children
  • The person's criminal history (ask don't snoop!)

Of-course you can only ask these questions, and if they turn out to be untruthful with their answers you may want to end at that, rememeber a good liar has good excuses!


 One thing I would like for everyone to remember is that using online matchmaking services is nothing to be embarrassed about. There are more and more people using online dating services everyday. This is a fun safe way to meet new people that you would otherwise never meet in day to day life.


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    • fatuisred profile image

      Fatu yarrow 9 years ago from Location is somewhere over the rainbow in Newark,N.J.

      I like what you had to talk about when it come to online dating and being safely in it...