Even if it is just a telephone number and an email address - make sure you have contact details about your date beyond their online user name.
Check them out online The advantage of everyone living their lives online now is that you’ll be able to verify a person’s identity before you meet them by looking them up on social media.
No one needs to know your home address within twenty-four hours of knowing you.
Morning dates Dates are traditionally something which happen after dark, however, with the increased number of people online dating and meeting via apps, and the increased frequency of dates, it's not unusual to suggest a ‘day date’ - meeting for brunch, for example, or grabbing a bite to eat on a lunch break. Spread to the word Tell a friend (or five) about your date.
Most online dating sites also offer tips to help you get started.
• Tip #2: Be completely honest in your profile and photo.
" Actually, online dating is not for the desperate.