En español | In the old days, you most likely would meet Mr. Right in college, on the job, maybe in a bar or though family and friends.
Today, people are increasingly getting together through online dating — especially if they're over 50.
It can help to give you a sense of who they are – and whether you have things in common.
Just think about the details you’re sharing about you and your life.
Sharing naked or provocative images can attract attention that you may not be looking for and could lead to risky situations that are beyond your control.
“For some reason which escapes me now I put up relatively revealing pictures and an online handle (' Clare wants to play' - CRINGE!!
Trust your gut Just like when you meet someone face-to-face, your instincts will tell you if something’s not quite right.
Maybe they won’t tell you much about themselves but ask you a ton of questions, or perhaps they’ve declared their undying love you before you’ve even met.
If they ask for your number, or ask you to email them or switch to Whats App (a common trick among scammers is to say their subscription is running out), just politely decline and say it’s nothing personal, it’s just your policy not to.
Get to know them first It can be a good idea to message and get to know a bit about each other before meeting up.