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.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.
Report Unacceptable or Suspicious Behaviour - Nobody should have to put up with offensive, insulting and threatening behaviour online any more than they should or would if talking to someone in a bar or café. Don’t feel bad about cutting a date short if you’re not keen.
- Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it.
If this happens contact the dating provider immediately to not only protect yourself but other users too.
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.