You’ve probably seen the TV commercials for all of the major Internet dating sites. They feature people talking about how they fell in love and got married. Some of the commercials give statistics about how many matches and marriages they’ve had, or about how they determine who would be a good match for another person. How well these sites really work, though, remains to be seen. There are still skeptics out there who think that this kind of dating isn’t good or healthy – and that the statistics that are given don’t really have any validity at all. There will always be people with differing opinions, of course, because that’s just the way that the world works.
If you’ve had great success with Internet dating you probably like it and would recommend it to others. That might not be the case if you haven’t seen any success at all, or if you’ve had a bad experience with someone you met that way. For people who are considering Internet dating, there are issues to address. How much information you give out is one of those issues. Some people think nothing of providing a virtual stranger with their home phone number and the email address that they use all the time. Overall, that’s not a great idea when you just meet someone. Create a separate email address for your dating profile, and only give that one out, instead of the one you use for your friends and family. Also, consider giving out only a cell phone number if you decide to give your number to anyone.
Some people even purchase a prepaid cell phone specifically for that purpose, and they don’t use it for anything else. When you do that, you keep a person you really don’t know from having too much of your personal information. If you establish a good, solid relationship with that person in the future, then providing more of your personal information makes sense – just don’t rush into giving out too much about yourself in a world where people aren’t always who they appear to be.