Internet dating trust
Dating services run mail and chat so you can get to know people in a safer and [monitored/controlled] way. Use their platform and the added security it gives.
If and when you do decide to share an e-mail address think about creating a separate and anonymous email address.
The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.
Act with caution and learn more about someone before contacting him or her outside of the dating site.
Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.
You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).
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.