Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dating Safety

Dating and Meeting Safety:

There are some simply things you can do to help you stay safe when meeting someone from a online Christian Dating dating site.

Do not give out your phone number until you are very comfortable in doing so. Listen to your inner voice.

Do not give out your email address until you are comfortable doing so. If your email address has your name in it, you might want to consider getting one of the anonymous free email accounts such as or Or best yet, use the actual mail system provided by the service.

Agree to meet in a public place for the first time.

When meeting for the first time, tell someone else of your plans. Agree to check in with that person at a stated time.

Do not arrange a full fledged date for the first meeting. Meet for a cup of coffee or a coke in a public area..

Agree that the meeting should last for about 30 minutes or less. At the end of that time, if you are feeling comfortable you can extend the meeting. Otherwise, say your goodbyes as you have previously agreed to. This way you if you discover that you are uncomfortable and it is not going as expected you do not have to sit through an entire date.

For the first meeting, drive separate cars. Do NOT have him/her pick you up at your home or vice versa. Meet at the designated location.

If all goes well, agree to do it again for slightly longer period.

Only when you are comfortable do you agree to a full date.