Don't be to quick to give out the cell phone number to a stranger. Chat on the instant message area on the online dating site so you can get a feel for the character you are talking to. Then and only then consider still being cautious and only giving your garbage email account you don't use much. This way you can disregard messages if the person you are talking to turns out to be a dud. Get to know them with emails for a while first before going to the phone calls. If someone does not like that idea, be cautious they might want to talk to you in a manner you would not like to be talked to. People can be bold behind the screen.
Telephone numbers are seen as soon as you place a call on most cell phones and any listening telephone device. Remember this when you call someone from an online dating Internet service. This is true unless the site provides a way to chat without giving your phone number when you really do not know the person. It is best to get to know someone really well before you tell them about your family and your personal information beyond that should be kept to yourself too. Do not be too trusting with someone you know only a short time. Being skeptical will be wise and it could save your life.
Determine when you want to contact anyone at anytime. You are in control of your account not the people emailing you on the dating site. Determine what you really want in a person on the site and stick to your high standards. Your future depends on that. Settling for a person, just because you don't have anyone contacting you besides that one is no reason to settle for less than your requirements for a partner. Choose long term or short term dating. If marriage is in your mind let that evolve with time. Stating you want to get married might scare some people away.
Be very careful about giving your address to anyone. if they live in a neighboring town, you might have an unexpected and uninvited visitor when you really don't want one. Keep in mind that some people have different schedules than you do. The people who work split shifts or odd hours, could pay you a visit if they have your address. If the person has nothing to do one day, they could arrive at your residence when that would not be welcomed. Google allows so much assistance, so don't give out your address since a person can Google you and find out more personal info you don't want everyone to know.
Make sure your first date is in a public place with other people around you. If you can, tell someone where you are going and what time you will be home. Have that person call you to make sure you arrived home safely from your first online date. Leave all the information about the person you are meeting on your table, on your computer and tell a close friend too. Do not get in the car with a stranger. You do not know this person you have been chatting with well enough to ride or drive them with no one else present.
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