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4 Tips For Successful & Safe Online Dating

There are a lot of conflicting opinions when it comes to whether or not the internet has allowed us to get closer to one another. 

Some will say that the internet makes it easy to connect with people from all over the world and all walks of life, people you wouldn’t usually  come into contact with any other way, while others think it’s taking the ‘connection’ out of relationships

No matter which side of the argument you are on the question, online dating is here to stay, so we need to make sure we stay safe and make the most of the opportunity it offers – while not being conned, catfished, or putting ourselves at risk.

Here are some tips for making the most out of your online relationships…


  1. For one thing, don’t pay to join a dating site, with so many social sites available like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc. there’s really no reason for most people to pay to join a dating site. Some people may like the idea of all of their ‘matches’ being screened by someone else but for the most part, it’s probably an unnecessary step… and it will cost you.
  2. When you first meet someone online take full advantage of all the technology to slow things down, or speed them up if you prefer. You can communicate with just email if you want to take things slowly, after a while, if you’re comfortable with each other, you can start to instant message each other and you may want to eventually use a web cam to communicate.  The point is that with an online relationship both of you have a lot more control over the pace of the relationship, which can help you build a very solid relationship over time.

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