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It is important to guard your identity and personal details at all times when using online dating services.While you don't have to wear a fake moustache and dark glasses every time you sit down at the computer, you should keep your full name, address, phone number and specific details of your place of work confidential if you have just met online.Be suspicious of online dating acquaintances who profess their love for you after just a few emails or instant messages; love is generally an acquired feeling.Claiming instant, undying love for someone is a ploy often used by scammers who prey on the emotions of online dating users.
Scammers claim to have sick grandmothers, need money to pay household bills, say they're stranded in a foreign country, need to pay for visas or travel expenses to visit you…the list goes on an on.Politics is basically a no-go zone of online dating conversation and discussing anything of a sexual nature will put you on thin ice.Make sure you consider different attitudes to sexual relations and know where your online dating partner stands before anything kinky leaves your outbox.Be highly suspicious of someone who claims to have only one photo or only has photos that look like professional shots.
Who doesn't have photos of birthdays, graduations, school classes, parties etc? If your online dating partner only has modeling photos and glamour shots then they may have downloaded them from the internet.If you've told an online dating acquaintance that your name is Bob and you live in Example City, why should they need your last name, suburb or street address if you've just met online? Equally important is keeping your bank and credit card details safe.