|Red Flags of Online Dating
in a medium where faith in a potential partner is being put at
an all-time high risk, it is important to know if you're
stepping blindly. If you're considering an online dating, or are
currently in one, there are a few things you should be prepared
to look out for. While each situation is unique, and it is
important to go by your instinct, the following list should help
you spot any red flags you might encounter.
If the person is sharing or asking for personal information in
the very first few meetings, that should be considered
seriously. No matter how friendly the person is, considering
online dating a little bit unsafe, one should in no case share
or force the partner to share the personal information. Who
knows if there is any truth in what is being shown to you. So
always be on safe side and never disclose the personal
information unless you are satisfied with your partner's
information. Also don't send your photos. To be on safe side,
while chatting or talking use some fake or made up name and also
the email address should also be fake.
No solid contact number
They do not have any solid contact numbers. If any of the
following situations sound familiar, be prepared to further
investigate the possibility of a situation you may not be aware
a) You progressed to contact them over the phone, but the
problem is you can't ever contact them!
b) You have to page them for them to call you back. Only they
will call you but you cannot.
c) They use a separate line. If so, try calling their main line
at random times.
d) You can only call during certain periods of time. Again, if
this applies to you, try calling at different time periods to
see who answers the phone.
Asks for financial help
Since you are dating only online, your relationship is not that
deep yet your date is asking for financial help. Asking for
funds may destroy the relationship which could become a long
lasting relationship in future. If you or your date asks for
money, it may show that the person's financial condition is not
very sound which may push you away from your partner. Avoid
getting into financial trouble by following a simple rule;
"don't lend or borrow money".
The efforts to continue the
Are you the only one making an effort in altering your lifestyle
to have this dating relationship ongoing? Do you notice no
efforts on other's part? This is a telltale sign of things to
come if you develop an off-line romance. You should be aware of
the fact that no relationship exists for long with solely one
person's efforts. If you find this happening to you, talk about
it to your partner and ask them to meet you half way in your