When you are dating online, or looking for companionship anywhere these days, the first priority should always be safety-of you and the people you interact with. This is why learning the basics of online dating safety is the most important you can do before attempting to find love online. Usually, an article such as this would be directed at women. However, in this case, the opposite is true.
The Attention You Deserve
Not enough attention is paid to men and their safety because the usual conclusion is they can take care of themselves. However, if they do happen to get themselves I trouble, no one believes them, or they are too afraid of bruising their pride to do so in the first place. This is what makes learning these basics so important for men, they need to know it can happen to them too, and not be afraid to ask for help with their situation, no matter what it may be.
Playing it Safe
When men are looking for eligible women online, it is their first instinct to tell them everything about them. Their name, where they live, how much money they make-everything. This is one of the worst things you as a man can do. Not only is the trust misplaced, it is making it easy for an identity thief to take over your life. Never, ever give out all of your information to someone unless you have made sure they are who they say they are.
Beware of Scammers
Be careful of women who act as if they are the poorest in the world, or if the women they talk with ask for money or other help within the first few chats or messages. These women are most likely part of the infamous 419 scams, otherwise known as the Nigerian scam. Most likely, the case is that they are not even women at all, but men trying to pose as women to gain your trust enough to give them what they want.
Don't fall for this. If you come across anyone such as this, try to turn them into the site you are on because more than likely the site already has some complaints about this person. Stop contact with this person as soon as you realize what is going on because you certainly do not want to be dragged into their scam.
Quick to Marry?
Does the woman you are talking to want to get married right away? Does this person seem to be pushing or rushing into things too quickly? If so, this is a sure sign that something is not quite right. Be wary of anyone who wants to get married even before you meet because most likely they are part of another scam, or are using you to get out of a situation they don't want to be in to begin with.
There are many different types of women out there who would genuinely be interested in you and what you have to say. Why would you want to settle for someone who has absolutely no interest for you are what you want be careful of all situations such as the ones described here, and you are sure to find someone who you mesh with perfectly in no time, and stay safe while you are looking.