However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.
The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.
You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.A dating website is pledging tomatch Americans who can't live with a Donald Trump presidency to Canadians looking for love, facilitating the pledge often madeby U. voters to move to Canada if the real estate billionaireis elected.'Maple Match makes it easy for Americans to find the ideal Canadian partner to save them from the unfathomable horror of a Trump presidency,' the Maple Match website reads, beforeoffering a waiting list for interested singles.
Trump's bombastic campaign to lead the Republican Party tothe November presidential election has alarmed some Americans,both liberals and those in his own party, and the pledge by someto move to Canada if he is elected has gathered steam. Officials with Maple Match did not immediately respond to arequest for comment, but Chief Executive Joe Goldman told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp that more than 10,000 singles andabout 2,500 Canadians had signed up for the website's waitinglist as of Tuesday morning. Bush's 2000election and 2004 re-election – other moments when liberal Americans pledged to move to Canada in protest – suggests fewfollowed up on their promises. The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.- Remember that overtly sexual, provocative or controversial usernames could attract the wrong kind of attention. Stay in control when it comes to how and when you share information.Don't include your contact information such as your email address, home address, or phone number in your profile or initial communications.