Archive for April, 2011

The Hazards of Online Dating

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

A look at the hazards of online dating

There is no denying that online dating can be a lot of fun but from time to time it can have hazards that can have you reconsidering your dating options and methods. The best thing that you can do before you start your online dating journey is to know about the hazards that may pose a problem for you and try your hardest to avoid them causing too much of a problem.

One of the first things that you may find to be a problem is that the whole idea of online dating can seem very seducing. This means that when you are lonely in the evenings after work with no one to cuddle up to a night, even the most unattractive and uninteresting men can seem almost appealing. Perhaps your judgment is slightly clouded by the romance of it all but whatever it is, you could find yourself meeting and dating men that you would never normally date which can be both a good thing and a bad thing.

The anonymity of online dating is another thing that can be both great but also bad at the same time. It means that you might put yourself in potentially dangerous situations without even thinking about it such as giving addresses, emails, phone numbers and all sorts of other important and confidential details without a second thought. This could put you in danger of many things and one of those things is identity fraud.

The last thing that you should think about when it comes to online dating and the hazards that you can come up against is the fact that you can misunderstand a lot of the written text that is passed from person to person. In real life dating, you can pick up things such as body language and tone of voice in order to figure out the situation but with online dating, this cannot be done and therefore you can rush things when the other person is trying to slow things down and vice versa.