Almost everything you read about online dating safety is directed at women, but men have reasons to be concerned as well. Perverts, sexual predators and weirdos come in both sexes, all sizes, and all ages…as do liars and cheaters.
So men need to be on guard too.
It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t readily give out personal information to strangers. The reason for not doing so is as big as the number of strangers who want that information.
If you come across a person giving out personal information and asking others to do the same, don’t do it. You don’t know what they want to use it for….but you’d better believe they want to use it for something bad.
In the same way that women need to protect their information, men also need to guard their real names, addresses, phone numbers, and place of employment. Don’t give that information to anyone online until you’re confident that they are who they say they are. Going a step further, don’t give that information to anyone unless you know them well enough to be positive of their intentions.
Men, be wary of women who seem too financially needy. If they ask for money, in any of a dozen ways women can ask for money, it’s time to bounce. They’re not looking for love or even friendship….they’re looking to get your money.
If a woman gives you a contact number but you cannot ever reach her at that number, quit trying and walk away.
If you always have to text them and have them call you back, this could be a sign that what they’re telling you isn’t the whole truth.
In much the same way that a woman shouldn’t head over to the home of a man that she doesn’t know, you shouldn’t be in a hurry to do the same with a woman OR a man. Humans can be sketchy. Better safe than sorry.
A need to get married and insecurity are other signs that men should be very aware of. If the woman is pushing too hard for a commitment you’re not ready to make, it might be a good time to dash for the nearest physical and emotional exit.