Online dating under 25s
And it's not hard to understand why – it’s an instantaneous, low-effort way to flirt and meet new people and we probably all know someone who met a partner online.
In fact - it’s how a quarter of us will meet our other half.
Consequently I got lots of messages from people who I had no interest in, and looking back it was a risky thing to do because I invited unwanted attention.” Clare Google them Try Googling what you know about them and do a Google image search to see where else their photo has appeared.
I remember meeting someone on a dating site who asked me on a date straight after we matched.
The vast majority of people using dating services, are there with good, honest intentions. At the risk of sounding like a killjoy, it’s important to stop for a minute and make sure you’re aware of the pitfalls and risks.
Here is our advice, for using dating services, safely: One of the golden rules of online dating is don’t exchange personal information.
Just think about the details you’re sharing about you and your life.
Avoid saying exactly where you live and work for example, until you’ve got to know each other a bit better and feel you can trust them.
This starts with the username you pick; avoid something that might give something away about you, such as your surname, age or year of birth.