Safe Online Dating in the UK

Some people are a little cautious of the Internet. It’s healthy and sensible to be a little sceptical about Internet security and careful about your personal safety. If you’re wary of joining an internet dating site, read on for some reassurance about safe online dating in the UK.

Online dating sites have been set up to protect your personal information, and there are many precautions you can take to ensure that you gain the benefits of meeting friends online without being exposed to unwanted attention.

When you join Antipodate you create a personal profile that includes a user name, a brief summary of personal characteristics, some free-form text expressing what you are all about and what type of partner you’re seeking, and a photograph. You are responsible for all of the details on your personal profile, and you need not include any information that you’re not comfortable about disclosing.

A member who views your online profile can contact you through the dating site and you may correspond by email. If you don’t wish to receive further emails from a particular member you are able to block contacts from the member. When you respond to emails, carefully avoid providing any information that could identify you or the address or telephone number of your home or workplace until you are ready to do so.

When you do find someone you’d like to meet in person, arrange to meet them in a public place and, until you feel certain that you are able to trust the person and want the relationship to continue, do not divulge any sensitive personal information. A candidate who is sincere and honest will respect and admire your cautious and safety-conscious approach.

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