Books on precautions when dating online

Just picture this: you wake up one day, immediately roll over towards your nightstand, and reach for your phone to check you Facebook feed, Instagram, whatever!

Before you can rub the sleep from your eyes, you notice you have a new notification from one of your dating apps. You haven’t had any hits in weeks, so you open your app to read the message. The only problem is, in order for me to access my riches, I must ask you to wire me ,000 via Western Union or Pay Pal so that I may send you millions in return…”You ask yourself.

However, online dating site users should exercise some caution, because as with any website where people connect "virtually," other people are not always who they claim to be.

To avoid danger, online daters should take some online precautions as well as follow safety guidelines for that first face-to-face meeting.

These practical precautions are useful to some extent, but your gut instinct about a person is perhaps your best form of protection.

Does the information they give you "feel" right, or are there things that don´t add up?

, and create an address that doesn´t include your real name. Creating this email account prevents anyone from finding out more about you, which they can with your regular email address.When I found myself single after 32 years of marriage, I vacillated between delight and despondency.After three years on my own, I tentatively approached online dating, and numerous coffee date debacles taught me a lot.I’ve talked to lots of women over 60 and almost always the biggest fear they share with me is the thought of being alone forever.In their mind, they’re not sure a man will want them at this age so when a good-looking man starts paying attention to them online, they feel special, desired and wanted.

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