Whether you’re widowed, divorced, newly separated or simply single, there’s a fair chance that one day you’ll want to try one of the many over 50 dating websites.
If and when you do, it’s important to bear in mind some safety tips. The most important thing of all is to tell a friend or neighbour exactly where and when you’re going, when meeting someone you met online for the first time. Meet in a public place of your choice and always trust your gut instincts. If something doesn’t sound right, then don’t agree to it. If you don’t feel comfortable then you’re perfectly within your rights to make your excuses and leave too!
Staying Safe On Dating Apps And Websites
Meeting someone face-to-face for the first time is exciting but don’t rush the first meeting. Get to know your potential new partner online first. Get to know the person and not the profile if possible. Talk on the phone and be careful. If anyone ever requests money then it’s a real red flag. Report the person to the dating site and stop all contact straightaway.
Keep all meetings on neutral territory until you’re completely comfortable with the new person . This may sound a bit over the top but keep your real name to yourself until after you’ve met for the first time. The same applies to your address.
It’s also a good idea not to drink too much alcohol on your first meeting. Try to stay aware of your surroundings at all times and stay sober enough to make sensible choices.
And one last tip, when you’re ready to get back on the horse and get intimate with Mr or Ms X, then safe sex is always best!