Safety First When It Comes to Online Dating Relationships
It’s possible to have a good time when dating online. When trying to meet up with a match, though, don’t forget about safety and common sense. At the very least, exercise caution in the following places.
Safeguard Your Computer
Before venturing into the realm of the Internet, make sure your equipment and systems are in good working order. For your email, as well as when you browse websites and interact online, you should use a firewall and anti-virus protection. At the very least, you might want to check out these two free options for personal computer users (not for business use):
ZoneAlarm (www.zonelabs.com) offers a free firewall download.
AVG Anti-Virus is a free anti-virus programme available at www.grisoft.com.
Take Care of Yourself
Take care of yourself as well by using the right dating sites. Look for and select a trustworthy online dating service. How? Start by asking friends, neighbours, coworkers, and others you may know who have used online dating to see where they recommend. Additionally, conduct an internet search for “online dating services” and keep a notepad of their URLs or website links, prices, rules and regulations, complete contact information, and any other valuable information that piques your interest. Then compare and contrast each location. Only go to places where you feel secure. Others should be avoided.
So be cautious. Arm yourself—and your computer—with the right tools and expertise!