Guide safe internet dating

Chatting about things like your job title, company you work for, college you went to, or neighborhood you live in are typical online dating small-talk topics, but they’re not so harmless, says Jason Hanson, CIA agent and author of.

“Never give specific details about your job or where you like to hang out because then some creeper will know where to find you.” It might seem boringly vague, but consider it a challenge to your conversational skills to find something else to chat about.

Hanging around and trying to make it feel right is a risk not worth taking.

“We tend to show only our best side when getting to know someone—so buyer beware,” says Delong.

“Remember, everyone’s nice on the first date—even psychopaths,” says Delong.

“Ted Bundy, one of the most prolific serial killers of young women in history, was a handsome and charismatic.

I’m not saying you shouldn’t show off how hot you looked in that wrap dress or low-cut top on your League profile—just be careful if those are the only kinds of photos on there, because certain (sick) people could see this as their permission slip to take advantage of you.

“Not only are decent people online looking to meet a nice woman—but disturbed predators are, too,” says former FBI profiler Candice Delong.

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