Personals members share their dating tips

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As a leader in online dating, Date recommends that its members follow a few basic tips while dating-both online and offline.

Take a few minutes to read the following safety tips to keep your dating experience enjoyable and secure.

Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.

Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.

The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.

However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.

Make sure to follow these guidelines at all times when meeting new people online: At we care very much about our community and invest in fraud detection systems to protect you.

A prevalent problem Connecting with prospective matches electronically is a thrill, but hope and excitement can supersede sound judgment and fact checking.

A study about online dating and credit habits by Protect My ID.com, Experian's identity theft protection program, found that nearly half of the respondents never verify the authenticity of their chat mates, and nearly 10 percent actually sent them their Social Security numbers or bank account information.

Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.

Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.

It's better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to your money.

There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you.

Take a Beat – The faster you complete your profile in its entirety, the quicker you’ll start getting responses from local Christian singles. Be as thorough as possible and really give your answers consideration. Check out our tips at How to Perfect Your Christian Mingle Profile to get started. Online dating is an opportunity to meet and greet all types of Christian singles.

A Means to an End – As you pick and choose your dates online, it’s important to recognize what type of people you’re drawn to. Remember, there is an end goal and that’s to meet someone with whom you can share your life.

While most people using online dating websites are genuine, charlatans comprise an uncomfortable proportion.

According to Consumer Fraud Reporting.org, as much as 30 percent of online personalities are bogus. Because, says Donna Andersen, of Egg Harbor Township, N.

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