Zip Code:
  
Provider Type:
Provider:
        Listings:
          Relationships/Sex

          14 Tips To Help Keep You Safe When Dating Online Or Using Apps

          January 10, 2019

          If you’re looking for love in today’s society, the options seem endless. With new websites and apps popping up all the time, online dating has become the norm and meeting new people has become an easy task.

          But, how do you know if the individuals you are chatting with are really who they say they are or if they’re making up a persona? It’s important to be smart and cautious as you enter the online dating world.

          To help ensure your safety when you’re dating online or through apps, follow these tips:

          1. Avoid sites and apps that let just anyone message you
          2. Pay attention to the geography settings in dating apps
          3. Use unique photos for your dating profile
          4. Avoid putting lots of personal details on your profile
          5. Use the dating app’s messaging system — not your personal phone number
          6. Set up a Google Voice phone number just for dating
          7. Talk to mutual friends to get their opinion
          8. Don’t share too many details at first
          9. Arrange your own transportation
          10. Meet in a public place for your first date
          11. Stay aware and alert
          12. Tell a friend you’re going on a date and set a time to check in
          13. Keep some emergency cash on hand
          14. Consider carrying a self-defense tool

          For more online dating safety tips, visit ASecureLife.com.

          Phil in the Blanks – The Podcast

          Tell Us Your Story

          Be on the Show! Text “PHIL” to 88500

          Want to Be on the New Show “Face the Truth”?

          Want to be on “Face the Truth”, a new show by Stage 29 Productions (producer of “The Doctors”), hosted by Vivica A. Fox?

          Be on the Show

          Explosive Family Drama?

          Does everyone in your family have strong personalities and refuse to back down?

          Be on the Show

          Need Dr. Phil’s Help?

          Share your story for a chance to be on the show!

          Help & Resources

          Find Treatment Centers and Therapists!

          Check out the mental health treatment programs that have assisted Dr. Phil guests.

          Feeding America

          Learn how you can help feed a family struggling with hunger during the holidays.

          Be on the Show

          Have a Story Dr. Phil Won’t Believe?

          Want to appear on Dr. Phil? Text PHIL to 88500

          Simple Share Buttons
          Simple Share Buttons