Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.
It is impossible to get back information once you have given it away.
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.
Take Your Time - Sometimes when you're excited about someone, your instincts can be confused by strong feelings.
Take care and take your time when you talk about yourself.
- Remember that overtly sexual, provocative or controversial usernames could attract the wrong kind of attention. Stay in control when it comes to how and when you share information.
Don't include your contact information such as your email address, home address, or phone number in your profile or initial communications.Trust your instincts and immediately stop communicating with anyone who makes you feel uncomfortable or apprehensive. You don’t owe the other person anything, no matter how long you’ve been chatting or what’s been suggested. If you’re raped or sexually assaulted on your date, help is available.Never feel embarrassed to report a problem to the dating service. The safest plan is to meet somewhere public and stay somewhere public. Make your own way there and back and don’t feel pressured to go home with your date. The way people interact online isn’t always the same face-to-face. No matter what the circumstances, sexual activity against your will is a crime.The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.Preventing Identity Theft Your identity is precious. Viruses & Spyware A basic understanding of computer viruses and spyware.You don’t need to give out your life-story the first time you chat – and you shouldn’t.