Rules for online dating safety

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I’m not talking about anonymous trolls — I’m talking about how you represent yourself.

Listen, I have no problem if you want to add 1 inch or subtract five pounds.

It doesn’t necessarily mean any of these things, but that’s the perception it can give.

On every topic that exists, I have some friends on one side and some on another.

Etiquette | Texting & Messaging | Safety Growing up, my mother used to teach etiquette classes, so I grew up knowing which fork to use when, how to be chivalrous, and how best to communicate your ideas.

While I may have rolled my eyes about this as a teenager (who didn’t?!

“When you’re a nice guy and you’re treated like a criminal, it can be a bit off-putting,” he says.

Be respectful, be engaging, and be excited to meet them.

This doesn’t mean you now can blast invites over Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, Kik, Whats App, Tumblr, Linked In, or You Tube.

nor should you be planning a wilderness hike as your first rendezvous.

Being in such solitary spots with an almost stranger won’t be relaxing.

“Safety guidelines exist for a good reason, but you need to view each date on a case-by-case basis, and don’t let paranoia rule your experience.” Remember, getting involved with someone online is no more dangerous than meeting them any other way, and you should take some basic precautions in any dating situation.

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