Regardless of how long you’ve been searching online, here are 4 quick, practical safety tips when online dating:

Keep your identity confidential

Don’t post your phone number, your home address, nor the place where you work within your online dating profile.

Look at the background of your photos

If you want to show off your snazzy sports car, be sure that the photo does not show you license plate tag number. And speaking about numbers, if you’re standing in front of your beautiful home, be sure your address is not in view.

Meet in a public place on a first date

Always meet in a public location on a first date… whether it’s someone you met online, or someone new you met in church. Choose a romantic restaurant, an upscale lounge, a cute coffee shop, or at the shopping mall. Do not have them pick you up or meet you at your home or theirs.

Keep the alcohol in check

If you’re meeting for a cocktail, it’s best to take control of your alcohol intake. Better yet, order a refreshing iced tea or cup of hot coffee.

Happy dating!

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