Looking For True Love Online and Not Creeps!
Are you ready to enter or re-enter the dating pool? Online dating offers a way to easily meet many people, however, not everyone is who they say they are.
33rd Street Bail Bonds wants you to be aware of the dangers that may lurking when pursuing a relationship online. Here are tips on staying safe:
•Do not give out any financial information
•Do not give out any personal information such as your social security number, your address and proceed with caution when giving out your phone number
•Make sure all of your other social/online information has the privacy settings set to private access for just friends/family
•Pictures can put in Google Image Search and turn up tons of information about you so consider having pictures that you just use for your online dating profile
•Don’t put too much identifying information in your profile
•For a first date, meet in public
•Let a friend or family member know where you are going, the name of the person that you are meeting, and information about that person such as their phone number
•Drive yourself to and from the date
•Protect your valuables while on your date. Keep your purse with you at all times and if you are paying or going Dutch then use cash so that your name and other information can’t be seen
•Check in on your cell phone with a friend or family member while on your date. Consider having a code word or phrase that lets them know if you are in trouble
•If you are uncomfortable or get a weird vibe, then leave
Unfortunately, as a bail bondsman business in Orlando, we’ve seen people get in over their heads and end up being stalked, harassed, or even physically hurt by a person they met online. In the bail bonds business, we’ve seen it all. We know that a date can go to an obsession and end up with a crime. Charges such as stalking, harassment, assault, battery and even abuse can result from a disastrous online date. Go out and have fun but be safe.
If you become victim to a violent crime be sure to report to the authorities. Don’t let a date scare you into thinking you should not report. Read more tips for safe and healthy online dating according to U.S. News and World Report.