Safety internet dating
Stay in the app It’s safer to keep using the messaging function within the dating app or site until you feel you have met and can trust them.
If they ask for your number, or ask you to email them or switch to Whats App (a common trick among scammers is to say their subscription is running out), just politely decline and say it’s nothing personal, it’s just your policy not to.
As quick as it is to meet a person online it is to delete them.
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Even if it is just a telephone number and an email address - make sure you have contact details about your date beyond their online user name.
Check them out online The advantage of everyone living their lives online now is that you’ll be able to verify a person’s identity before you meet them by looking them up on social media.
There’s no need to get their inside leg measurement and mother’s maiden name but, checking they are a "real person" before a date will give you piece of mind before you meet.
If in doubt, delete them If in doubt about a person you meet online, stay safe and move on.