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|Meeting in person for the first
face to face
so youve met someone online and want to take the next step. It is
suggested you take the following precautions:
provide the person with your personal details before you meet them.
This includes your address, phone number or full name. Instead, arrange
for a visual recognition device like a newspaper in your hand or a particular
table or reference point.
your first meeting in a public place during the day. Perhaps meet for
coffee at a cafe. Tell a friend what you are doing before you meet the
person and check in with them afterwards. Walk to the point, dont
drive, as cars are easily traceable.
During the meeting be cautious about providing too much personal information.
If you feel uncomfortable during the meeting, feel free to excuse yourself,
get up and leave. At the end of the meeting you should suggest to have
any follow-up communication via the dating site this gives you
time to consider how you want to proceed.
After the meeting, review how it went and what your intuition tells
you about the person and the way they handled themselves. If you have
any reservations, dont see them again. If you would like to see
them again, progress the relationship at a pace which is comfortable
In the vast majority of cases offline meetings are enjoyable and safe,
but you should always use common sense as you would when you meet any
stranger for the first time.
you said only earthlings use the web/
positive relationships result from internet meetings.
All of the above said, there are many positive relationships that
have been formed as a result of individuals meeting over the internet.
Most internet dating services have a portfolio of success stories they
are very happy to share. It's also true that it's the minority of meetings
that result in someone being victimized. In fact most meetings will be
just fine. Nevertheless, it is important to realize that it's much easier
for someone up to no good to find you over the internet than it is in
person. Regardless of how you meet someone, it pays to be careful with
who you associate with — this holds particularly true when comes to meeting
people on the net.
So to be safe, here are my recommendations:
make your personal contact information public over the internet.
assume that anyone you meet on the internet is who they say they are.
(Research has shown that, quite often, chat room attendees who claim
they are women are actually men, and visa versa).
very careful if you decide to physically meet someone you met over the
internet. If you are using an online dating service, make it a point
to read their recommendations for safe dating and follow them.
So there you have it. Despite all the good it does, the internet can
be a very dangerous place to make new friends. Many individuals have been
victimized by those they have met, many have even been murdered. Since
the internet is just getting started I suspect the nightmare stories we
are now hearing about are just the beginning.
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