As I started to realize these aimless conversations were the rule on dating sites rather than the exception, I wondered how to prevent them and save everyone time.So what happens when you decide you don’t want to pursue it? Because they can’t find out who you are and find alternate ways to contact you! That was before i Messaging really went into effect. Just be sure to turn off the feature that allows people to find you by your contact info – that makes me a little nervous. Burner's CEO Greg Cohn told me that people use the app for a lot more than online dating.Some use it on Etsy, on Craigslist, at networking events, and for business calls.Using Burner's disposable numbers, I felt more comfortable slipping into texting sooner.In that previous scenario, I just blocked the harasser's number, but a representative from Burner told me that some people want more security than the ability to block a number.We were dating for about a month, spending a ton of time together, when I finally told him my last name and he asked about following me on Instagram and Snapchat.He then told me that as soon as I gave him my number and we started texting, all of his social media apps asked him if he wanted to connect to me!Just him calling it that – clearly that is not the kind of dude I want to date. If you live in a country that doesn’t work with Sideline – I am pretty sure this is only for the United States, I recommend using KIK, which is also a free messaging app and you can just use a random username so that it’s not your first and last name, etc.I kept talking to him for a few more days, but decided I wasn’t interested and declined a date and stopped speaking to him. My ex husband and I used KIK to communicate over wifi when he worked in Trinidad and Barbados 50% of the month.