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Point, Click, Love: 10 Online Dating Safety Tips

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These days, many people are finding love online. With this expansive dating pool available, gone are the days of being set up by your best friend or your Mom.

However, conversing and meeting a stranger online can be dangerous if you’re not careful to protect your personal information. So in addition to keeping your real identity protected in your online profile (i.e., your real name, children’s names, address, work place, and other contact information), here are some general guidelines to keep you safe prior to meeting Mr. or Miss. Right, Right Now, or Wrong…

1. Never Give Out Personal Details

Until you get to know this person better, don’t provide personal information about you or your life. For instance, telling the suitor that you live within a city or area is alright, but don’t provide your street address or your real full name until you suss them out in a little more detail.

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