Whether you like them or hate them, online dating sites are here to stay. It seems that most people use applications like Tinder and Bumble or sites like OKCupid and Match.com to find love. But sometimes online dating can be complicated and time-consuming. It can become a full-time job and there are no strict rules on how to do things right. We consulted experts to get their suggestions on what you should and should not do when you are registered on online dating sites.
One of the most important things to do when you are registered on an online dating site is to protect yourself. Unlike meeting a potential partner through a mutual friend, you don’t know much about the people you meet online. According to Dr. Jaime Kulaga, life coach and doctor of philosophy: “Although online dating can produce lasting relationships and happiness, unfortunately, the Internet can be a place where people scam others and invade privacy.
Be particularly careful when you first meet someone. Dr. Kulaga adds: “When you plan to see the person for the first time, make sure your friends or family know where you are going and never go to someone’s house alone. Make sure your first date is in public (movie, dinner, amusement park, etc.) Safety first!”