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Dating can be stressful for some and for others it can be simply fun. To go from a long term relationship into the life of a single woman it can mean so much more freedom and you may want to jump right into the dating scene. Maybe you are not seeking another long term relationship right away, but you are ready to meet new people and make new friends.
There are some things to pay attention to when dating for the first time or dating all over again. Not all online dating sites perform a background check on those who setup a profile on their website which means it is left up to you to form a good judgement of the person’s character before you meet them in person. If you are not able to fully form a character judgement virtually via telephone and online conversations then try to meet for the first time in a public place.
When meeting the person for the first time make sure to follow your gut instinct about the person sitting with you on the date. Do not ignore the little internal alarms that go off about a person just because you don’t want to prejudge a person. Following your gut instinct when faced with dating strangers will save you from getting into a bad situation.
As much as we all wish to think of the good in people there are some bad people out there that may be seeking out females on dating sites simply to use them, abuse them or worse. I would like to say that online dating sites should do background checks on those that sign up on their website but that would require the sites to start collecting social security numbers which would lead to more legal issues, at least that is what was stated in this Time news article.
Whether an online dating site does a background check on members or not it is still vitally important to always meet in a public place for the first few dates and always trust your gut instinct.
Have you participated in the online dating scene? How did that work for you?