10 Tips to Stay Smart when Finding Love Online this New Year
A person can fall in love easily. And with the advent of widespread social media, on-line love is the latest fad! Many people meet, fall in love and break up over on-line portals every day. It is important to keep some things in mind while dating on-line, since it is not that simple as it is in our real world.
Keep these few tips in mind when dealing with on-line dating –
- Don’t get too involved on-line
On-line dating can be tough. You don’t know the person is real or not until you actually meet them. Often we encounter posers, fakers and people who might misuse your personal information. Don’t express or develop intense emotions for someone you barely know and have met on-line because that can be hazardous. Its always better to keep your emotions under a strict control and not get carried away else you might encounter huge amount of pain when it comes to reality. [ Check out: 10 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Make You Happier
- Don’t send money on-line
Don’t take pity on people you recently met and offer to loan them some money, because the chances are, that you might never see that money again!
- Don’t give out your personal facts
Don’t share your personal details. Especially your credit card numbers, debit card numbers, your address and bank account numbers! People can misuse or hack into those accounts easily. Be careful and cautious when divulging personal information.
- Trust your instincts
If you have a doubt about somebody’s identity, don’t ignore it. Learn to trust your instincts. If you do feel that the person is a liar, a game player or a fake identity, you are most probably right. So trust your instincts and follow your heart.
- Don’t make promises
Its better and safe to make promises to somebody you haven’t even met. Often people get carried away and promise to marry them or meet them. Some people promise to lend money on-line. Its better you don’t make any promises and don’t expect any promises from a person you haven’t met yet. [ Also read: 6 Simple New Year Resolutions You Can Actually Keep ]
- Don’t share your password
This is the worst thing you can do. Sharing your social media passwords or messenger passwords can lead to a hack or leaking out of your private conversations. Don’t ever share your password with somebody you met on-line.
- Don’t share personal pictures
There are some images which are personal and highly private. Don’t share such images with strangers on-line just to show your affection and trust. You might not know when that image will get viral over the internet and you might curse yourself for the rest of your life.
- Be honest
You will receive what you give. So be honest to people you meet on-line. Don’t pose yourself as a hunk or a damsel if you are not. Be natural and make sure they aren’t taking you for something you aren’t. Don’t be extremely open about your facts but don’t lie about them either.
- Date smartly
Meeting somebody on-line eventually leads to a meeting or a date. Be extremely smart when dating or meeting the person the first few times. Meet him or her at a place you know of. Don’t give them your address to pick you up. Ask one of your friends to accompany you and wait some place else while you get done with the date.
10. Use the block button or report abuse button
If somebody is harassing you on-line, you don’t have to take it lying down. Use the “block” button to stop receiving any kind of messages from them. If it is very serious, you might report abuse for the user. You can also contact the support of various social networking sites or complain in the cyber crime cell to raise a voice against harassment. [ Read here: 10 New Year’s Resolutions Every Couple Should Make ]
Have you ever fallen in love on-line? What was the outcome of the entire dating process? Share with us your experiences.