Online dating can be enjoyable. When trying to hook up with a mate, however, don’t forget about safety and common sense. At the very least, exercise caution in the following areas.
Safeguard Your Computer
Before venturing into the Internet world, make sure your equipment and systems are in good working order. For your email, as well as when you search for websites and interact online, you should have a firewall and anti-virus protection. At the very least, you may want to consider these two free solutions for home computer users (i.e. not for commercial use):
ZoneAlarm www.zonelabs.com Free Firewall Download
AVG Anti-Virus is a free anti-virus programme that can be downloaded from www.grisoft.com.
Take Care of Yourself
Take care of yourself as well by selecting suitable dating sites. Look for and select a reputable online dating service. How? Begin by asking friends, neighbours, coworkers, and others you may know who have tried online dating for recommendations. Furthermore, search “online dating services” and keep a notebook of their URLs or website links, fees, rules and regulations, complete contact information, and any other useful information that piques your interest. Then compare each location. Only go to places where you feel safe. Stay away from the others.
So be cautious. Arm your computer, as well as yourself, with the necessary tools and knowledge!