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Tested Online Dating Safety Tips

Your Tips For Staying Safe When Online Dating

Meeting a potential love interest on the Internet is not much different than Dating 1.0. If the person is a relative stranger, it's best to take precautions. I asked readers for safety tips specific to online dating, and here are seven experienced readers and Facebook fans offered.

  1. Take it very slow.
  2. Email back and forth first.
  3. Give a Google voice number instead of your real cellphone number.
  4. Meet in a public place for coffee.
  5. Bring a friend the first time you meet.
  6. At the first sign of a red flag, end things.
  7. Just follow your gut.

Anything to add?

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