Most of us are quite seasoned in the online dating world.
Regardless of which site (or sites) you’re on, you deal with the same types of issues. So what is appropriate and what isn’t when you’re first chatting online?
You know absolutely nothing about them or their lifestyle. Setting your boundaries means that you don’t give out personal identifiable information about you.
That’s why I like apps like BBM or other similar ones …
you just add them without having to give your number and can chat.
Investing in a microphone and set of headphones for your computer will cost hardly anything and give you unlimited safe chat time!
Log onto Private Phone to get your very own disposable number.
Arrange to speak to each other from your favorite café, park, beach etc.
This will keep your conversations exciting and interesting while ensuring your safety.
If possible begin with calls between cell phones as your home number can be used to find your home address.
Of course this will cost a little more but you can’t put a dollar value on safety!
As in all online and offline communication don’t feel pressured into discussing something you’re not comfortable with.
Write another list of any definite no-go topics of conversation and prepare avoidance excuses in case they pop up.
Don’t give your social media accounts out or anything that can trace them back to you. What do you do if they give you their number and ask you to call them or text them? I will admit I used to, but I just don’t feel comfortable doing it because I’ve had some weirdos I didn’t want to talk to keep texting and calling even after months of not talking.