Senior Dating Rules
Rules for senior dating? Do we need rules for dating? Absolutely we need rules because dating is not always easy or safe. You need to take your precautions to protect yourself from the occasional jerk you might run into. Now you don’t need to be too cautious and think that senior dating services are not safe, senior dating is mostly as safe or unsafe as regular dating but there are just a few special nuances that you need to be aware of.
Apart from just protecting yourself in today’s digital age you also need to protect your personal information from online thieves. So when you are using online dating services do not expose too much of your information especially about your finances and living location. Now you may be thinking how I can meet someone if they don’t know where I live. While it is ok to provide information regarding the area / city you live in, never provide full street address. Also this applies to providing telephone number, you don’t want to divulge your phone number too soon, get to know the other person well and maybe even meet them at a public place before providing your phone number. Go ahead talk about your hobbies, interests, etc but not personal information at least not too soon. Also if a person is asking too many questions online without giving away too much of their information, it is a red flag. If you feel that you are communicating with a person that knows a lot about you but you don’t know much about them at all, immediately raise this with that person and ask them to provide you more information about themselves, if they are reluctant to do so, immediately cut off all communication with that person. Also if you feel something is not right, it is probably not, so avoid such people. There are hundreds of thousands of people online searching for potential partners so you don’t have to get hung up on that one person who is showing interest in you but somehow does not look like the right person.
After you get to know a person little bit online, be sure to conduct background check on them using background check online service. This is extremely important but often ignored advice which can lead to disastrous results. What if the person you are dating has a criminal background? Now don’t go by the person’s looks or attitude. Several criminals can fake themselves to look clean. It doesn’t cost much at all to do background checks on someone, it may cost you around $20-$30 but this is well worth it.
A rule of dating online, nothing to do with safety but to do with honesty is to post your recent photo. Don’t post your photo from several years back. You don’t want others to do this to you so you shouldn’t be doing this first. Remember the golden rule; do unto others as you would want others to do unto you. Also posting a much older or digitally enhanced photo would create lot of interest online but would lead to dejection and anger later when you meet and a relationship which starts on such a dishonest note can never succeed.
Finally a word of caution, always meet at a public place for the first few meetings with the person you have met online. Also make sure someone else knows in advance where you are meeting and with whom. Now if the person you met online never wants you to come to his / her home even after several offline meetings, suspect that something is wrong, maybe the person is hiding something like probably they are married, in which case you should confront them about this.
Online dating is a great place to meet potential partners in a safe and comfortable environment. You can go through hundreds of profiles and really match interests before you initiate communication. This really gives everyone a lot of choice. Just you need to follow a few simple rules to keep yourself safe and you can really make this work for you.