In the 21st century, it can be very challenging to meet someone. There are so many facets of life pulling us in every direction; one might say I don’t have the time.
My story is a little different. In my situation, it was never an issue of time rather an issue of location. You see, I could never meet the right type of guy at church, work, gym, the bowling alley etc.; the club scene was out of the question. It wasn’t that the men were unattractive; it was deeper than that. I desired a man who enjoyed the finer things in life; someone who loved to travel, well educated, cultured, and loved to have fun, and most importantly, a Christian.
Meeting someone with all of those qualities I looked for seemed impossible. Therefore, I decided to try alternatives that would provide me with more options, thus, online dating became my next best thing.
There was no better way for me to meet new people than in the comfort of my home. This was different and I liked it. I didn’t have to get all dress up to meet someone. I could find a comfortable spot in my pjs, order some pizza and meet new people all over the country. This would be great or so I thought. However, online dating like regular dating has its’ own set of rules. So here are a few rules for meeting new people online. Make sure to follow these guidelines at all times when meeting new people online.
Some pitfalls to avoid if you are considering online dating
According to an online dating site, blackpeoplemeet.com, here are some tips to consider when dating via online.
DON'T ever send money to someone you meet online, especially by wire transfer.
Don't give out your credit card number or bank info.
Don't share your personal info, such as SSN, address, phone number, etc.
Watch for these red flags if someone...
Quickly asks to talk or chat on an outside email or messaging service.
Vanishes mysteriously from the site, and then reappears under a different name.
Talks about "destiny" or "fate" or claims to be recently widowed.
He/she asks for your address under the guise of sending flowers or gifts.
They make an inordinate amount of grammar and/or spelling errors.
So, have you ever tried online dating? If so, how was it?