K., my mother definitely isn’t the only one who’s experienced this situation.
Before you leap into online dating, like my mum did, here are four safety factors to consider when choosing a senior dating website.
Online dating services, in particular, can be commonly trolled by scammers involved in the aforementioned dubious activities.
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Stay local – Only communicate with people that are local to you.
My mother has never been the most tech-savvy person, so you can imagine my surprise when I went to her house one day and found out she’d joined a dating site.
Captivated, I invited her to dinner at my house that evening. While I ate my dinner, she drank hers — then refused to leave. My acquaintance of 12 hours bizarrely insisted that we were living together.
The situation felt menacing — would I find a rabbit stew boiling on the stove? Certain queries can reveal a lot of info in a short amount of time about a person you've just met. As I learned the hard way with my would-be Glenn Close, it's unwise to welcome anyone into your abode unless you know them well.
Online name – Choose a safe online name, one that doesn’t identify you, where you are or your age.