Stay in control when it comes to how and when you share information and don’t share personal details until you are ready.
It is also best to avoid including contact information such as your email address, home address, where you work or your phone numbers in your profile.
Whilst the vast majority of individuals who use online dating services are sincere and honest about the information they give and in their reasons for joining the services, as always, exceptions do exist.
The safety of those using online dating is a primary concern across the industry, however you should think about your own personal safety too.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois now has a new law to keep you safe when you date online. “With online dating becoming increasingly popular in the 21st century, it is important to make sure its participants are safe and aware of potential risks,” Gov. “This new law will help keep Illinois citizens both financially and physically safe from predators they may unknowingly encounter when using an Internet dating service.” The new legislation, sponsored by state Sen.
As WBBM Newsradio’s Felicia Middlebrooks reports, the new law, called Internet Dating Safety Act, was signed into law Friday by Gov. Ira Silverstein (D-Chicago) requires Internet dating services to tell all users upfront whether they do or do NOT conduct criminal background checks.