8. Dating and Sexytime

“I have guy friends, but the problem with having guy friends is, like, I always get linked to them, and they’ll end up in a slideshow of people I’ve apparently dated on the Internet.”


Dating is stressful, but it gets an extra, heaping layer of stress with the worries that come with online privacy and security. From our own missteps (like if we accidentally share too much on Twitter) to companies putting our sensitive information online (as people-finder services do), dating is like a purse filled with candy and hand grenades. No girl wants to be freaking out about privacy when she’s trying to meet someone to go out with, but it’s important for you to manage your privacy when you’re signing up for a dating ...

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