Safety tips for online dating:
Always meet in a public place. The mall or a restaurant are common places to meet up. Always let someone know where you are going and who you are meeting. Never allow someone to force you into meeting somewhere you may not feel comfortable.
Never disclose personal information such as address. Exchanging phone numbers is common, but use discretion when giving someone your number. If something doesn’t feel right then it probably isn’t. It is always important to keep certain information about yourself, children or even family private.
Be aware of scammers; such individuals fishing for information regarding employment or finances.
Be aware of individuals who are asking for money online.
It’s ok to do a little google research. See what comes up regarding the person you might have interest in. Even look for social media pages such as Facebook or Instagram to see what comes up.
Stay alert at all times.