Dating Over 50, Ten Tips to Keep You Safe Online!
Dating online can be a exciting experience when you’re over 50. With the click of a mouse you can connect with thousands of potential matches from all over the world.
But before you get started on your amazing profile, take a few moments to check out these tips to help stay safe online while you have fun!
Let’s be honest, while most people are genuine and seeking to meet a partner online, there are always a few shady people that you need to be aware of.
To help you stay online here are a few safety tips for an enjoyable date experience.
10 Safety Tips for Dating Online Over 50
1. Take It Slow
When you join an online date site it’s only natural to peruse the profiles wanting to connect with others. There are tons of new people to meet and its easy to quickly get caught up asking and answering questions .
Taking it slow will help keep you grounded. This way you’re aware of the type of information you want to share, while you get a sense for who you are connecting with.
This way you will have a better idea of whether the person is being genuine or just playing games. If there is any feeling of doubt, its best to stop and move on. There really are plenty of fish in the sea.
2. Don’t Give Out Personal Details
People can use information in lots of ways that include fraud, identity theft and a whole lot more. If someone is genuinely interested they be patient if your not ready to share your personal details.
Most dating profiles prefer you to use a nickname and their message system for safety reasons. This is your chance to choose that fun name that suits you!
If anyone asks for details like your Mother’s maiden name, date of birth, etc. It’s pretty much a guaranteed con.
3. Ask for a Photo
It only matters what on this inside. But is that true? In reality we gather a lot of information from a picture. Physical appearance consciously or unconsciously does matter, and it not just a matter of looks. Intuitively we can get a sense for a person.
If you are considering sharing personal information then it shouldn’t be too much to ask for a photo.
Not only will you feel a lot more comfortable putting a face to a name but it helps to authenticate the person you are talking to online.
For security reasons, ask for picture in various settings, this way it will help you spot if its a fake or for real profile. My rule, no picky, no talky!
4. Build Trust
Earning trust does not happen overnight. Take time to get to know more about the people your chatting with.
After a few online encounters most people start to reveal their true selves, that will give you a better sense of who they really are.
5. Limit Your Alcohol
Dating can be nerve wracking and while it’s tempting to relax with a drink or two, you really don’t know how people can react.
I’ve seen dates that have turned ugly fast. The great girl or guy can quickly become a different character under the influence.
Keeping a clear head helps keep your wits about. It’s always a good idea to that you’re aware of your surroundings and that you able to make safe smart choices.
6. Don’t Be Pressured Into Dating
Even if a certain level of trust has been established, only you can decide if and when you meet. If there’s something that’s holding you back listen to your gut. But make sure you don’t confuse a little anxiety with the wrong one. You may just miss out one the one.
7. Choose a Public Area
I feel like this one is pretty obvious, but I wanted to bring it up anyway. If you want to safely date online, all of your first dates must happen in public spaces.
In fact, it’s best to meet away from your neighborhood. If the date doesn’t work out you be less likely to have an awkward encounter. If it goes well there’s plenty of time to get cozier to home.
8. Tell a Friend Where Your Going
Before meeting your date, it’s best to tell friends and family where you’re going. In the interest of safety and security, it is also best to meet in a public place. If there are many people that are around, the safer you will be if your date plans to wrong.
Meeting people online may be a little different from meeting someone new through friends. Safety in all cases is paramount. in both situations are; it takes time to know a person and there is nothing wrong being too careful especially with matters of the heart.
9. Don’t Let Them Walk You Home On Your First Date
You had a great date, it’s all going well and now they want to walk you home.
It’s all so romantic, but do you really want a stranger to know where you live? So if your date offers to walk you home, it’s okay to politely decline.
I know it’s sounds dreamy but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Though you met online there’s no exception to this date rule.
10. Don’t Reveal Who You Work For or Your Earnings
Just like you wouldn’t tell a stranger where you live, the same goes for your work place. When it comes to writing your online dating profile you want people to be attracted to you and not your paycheck.
Sharing financial details is a surefire way to unwanted attract scammers and gold diggers. Or if your date isn’t that great the last thing you wnat is a scene at the work place.
Wrapping Up Our Article on Dating Over 50
Finding love is a new adventure, it’s exciting, it makes the heart flutter. All those feelings are wonderful and are even more wonderful when you feel safe. Following these online dating safety tips will help guide you on your journey to find the one!
Here’s to love, safe dating and living your best life daily over 50