In the midst of the busy mechanical life, it is hard to find the destined partner. To connect people and make them fall in love a new app was developed called the dating app. With the help of the dating app, both men and women can find their partner who matches with their interest and likes. There is a wide range of variety in the dating app, were some dating app is for those who are looking for a serious relationship while there are apps for people with common interests like music, photography, etc. And there are exclusive dating apps available for the handicapped, transgender, lesbians and gays.
There are some people who find it difficult to socialize with others while some people have no time for party or nightclubs because of hectic job pressure, even those people were able to meet their partners through the dating app and are happily married.
While the online dating platform provides an opportunity for the people to find a perfect match, there are some people who access the app simply to have fun and assault the women they met online. A thirty five year old Jeffrey Hogg sexually assaulted two women he met from the online dating site and was sentenced to forty months imprisonment. This an example of the consequence that happens to the person if they are not caution while accessing the dating app and sharing personal information.
If the person follows these basic tips while dating in the online app, they can stay safe and secure while meeting a person.
Selecting the proper service
The online dating app that a person selects must be a reliable service provider who maintains a proper database and keeps the personal information of the members confidential. To check if the dating app is a secured site, the members can read the privacy statement of the site where they do not sell the personal details of the members to the any other companies or advertising agencies. The privacy statement must also state that it does not share the details with other members of the site.
The reputation of the site and its popularity among the public has also been an important aspect in checking the app. The happy reviews from the existing users can prove that the site is safe to use. Now the dating apps provide free subscription for one month, which will help in analyzing whether the member can continue the app or jump to another dating app.
Know the other person
Even though the dating app is safe, the amount of fraudulent activities that happen in the app is also more. One of the main reasons is the use of fake profile identity like the name of the person or the profile photo or the designation of the person. In some cases, people use fake profile IDs to get partners and some even have multiple profiles in a single dating app.
And the user who is using the app to find a partner to start a meaningful relation must have a proper name and photo for the profile because if the person happens to use proactive names or photos, the messages they receive in their inbox might be different.
Disclosing personal information
When dating online, many people share their personal details like contact number, office and residence address within a few texts and start chatting in a personal platform. But it is not safe to share the information with others unless the member gains trust with the other member.
Believe in your instincts
While proceeding with the text or while talking over the phone, the user must ask questions to the other member to know about them by asking direct questions and check if there are any inconsistencies. There are some people who are over dominating and pressurize the other person to move to the next level in their relation, if somebody encounters such personalities they should not hesitate and block the contacts. Any kind of threatening or sign of anger or acting disrespectful is to be reported to the service provider so that they can the respective steps in blocking that person from the dating app completely.
The meeting place
When a person plans to meet their date for the first time it is better to select a common place for meeting because the other person need not know the other user’s address. Similarly, it is not advisable to accept an invitation for a dinner in a person’s home or a ride to either pick them or drop them home. The other person should not take over the control of the user’s destination.
Inform your kith and kin
Whenever a person goes on their first date with the person whom they met on the online dating app they have to inform their family and friends about the place where they are planning to meet and the time when they have to be checked and also the information about the person they are meeting. The main reason to inform is for the safety of the person, because you might not what happens the next moment when especially when you meet a complete stranger.
Do not involve kids
When a single parent is meeting the person they met online they have to inform the other person about their child or children, but introducing them within few meetings is not advisable. Unless and until the person is comfortable with the other person and think that they are their destined partner, involving the kids in the picture must be restricted.
If the online daters ask for any financial information or ask for a loan, it is a red flag to exit the relationship. When a person talks about money it definitely shows that the main motive of the person to date is to seek the money from the other person, and to get money they will cook up some stories which seems to be true, but being attentive and walking out carefully is the best way.
- Meeting a stranger is always dangerous and the online daters are also strangers, so before meeting going on a first date it is necessary to check and collect more information about the person.
- We will not invite or go to a stranger’s home, so inviting them for a dinner or informing them that no one is home or even going to their place is not a good idea.
- The major aspect in a relationship is the time and space given to a person, therefore staying calm and taking careful steps at each point leads to good results. If any person tries to rush the relationship, it means that the intention of the person is not right.
- Informing the family and friends about the online date is a must while informing the date about the family or friends is not a good idea because it can cause them trouble.
Online dating platform is a platform for people to fall in love and there are few who have met some great matches through this platform and are happily married. But it is not always possible to say that we might meet good people online because it is a place where we can also find the worst of mankind. We might have heard of the famous proverb ‘Every rose has its thorn’, so before starting a relationship from the online dating app it is necessary to go through some background checkup.