The world has become adept with the birth of the internet and of using it to one’s advantage. What was then a tool for research and communication of valuable data; has become an avenue for love and friendships to bloom. People clamor to use it because they can talk to people who are thousands of miles away from them. There are many perks to using dating sites and social networks, but there are hidden dangers as well.
The reason why you’re always advised and taught never to divulge personal data to the person you’re talking to online is to prevent cyber stalking. Cyber stalking is self-explanatory and if not dealt with accordingly, may turn into real stalking. You never know if the person you’re chatting with online can be trusted. A safety tip you should know: don’t share anything if they don’t share anything with you as well. You should only put out what they offer on their table.
Before deciding to meet with a person that you’ve been talking to online, you should consider several things. If you are a woman, then your safety will always come first. Suspect something fishy is going to happen if the guy asks you to meet him at his house or his friend’s pad. When a guy you barely know asks to pick you up from your house, decline gently. At least, not until you’ve established that he can be trusted.
Sometimes, when you’ve talked to somebody online for so long, it can’t be helped that you feel a sort of attachment to that person. However, some people develop intense feelings towards somebody they’ve been corresponding with. If they get rejected, all they do is stalk the profiles, send messages and harass people. If their profiles get blocked, they make a new profile. That’s what they do in order to get close again.
Always be wary of the personality of the person you’re talking to online. Look for clues to their personality. If they get mad easily, they may have anger issues. If you’re not sure if they are telling the truth, perform background checks on them. You can search for them online or you can ask somebody professional to help you with the task.
The number one advice that you’re always going to get is to avoid being boring. Interesting is what’s going to help you meet other people. Be the person you want to meet.