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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Protecting Yourself

A little prevention can come between you and heartache or even physical danger when it comes to online dating. To protect yourself while looking for a partner online, consider following these guidelines:

  • Select your online dating company carefully. Look for an established, popular site with plenty of members and a philosophy that matches your own, as different sites cater to different audiences. Popularity can be a good indicator that a dating service is keeping members happy and safe. Spend time evaluating their tools and policies for online safety. Some sites conduct a background screening, but do not feel lulled into safety by this claim. Standards vary for what is included in a background check, and cybercriminals might ...

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