Online Dating Dangers
Jaki Sabourin asks Jasbina Ahluwalia: You said those key words “meet in a public place.” That brings me to my next question about online dating safety.
What are the dangers? How do you approach that?
Online Dating Dangers: Be Aware
Again, we’re talking about empowered dating. You want to have awareness.
Taking safety precautions is wise. It is important for us to feel safe as women.
Online Dating Dangers: Public Places
Meeting in a public place is important. You want to get there on your own and leave on your own.
Don’t tie yourself to the guy you’re going to meet, who you don’t really know at this point.
Online Dating Dangers: Information is Power
Your information is your information.
A guy needs to earn your information. Don’t feel that you need to share your last name or place of work before meeting.
None of that is important.
In the ebook that we’re going to send you, we go over the concept of rationing information. It’s like peeling back the layers of an onion. People need to earn that.
You don’t need to give everything up front. You want to see if there is a connection there.
Online Dating Dangers: Pace Conversation
If there is, you can reveal more and more about yourself as time goes by.
Again, there is no substitute for time and interaction.
Go at a pace that you’re comfortable with.
You don’t owe anyone anything.
Online Dating Dangers: Trust Your Gut
Being safe and trusting your gut is one of the most important things. If something doesn’t feel right to you, there is no obligation.
As women, sometimes we feel, “I want to be nice. I want to please someone.” All of that is disempowering.
You need to trust your gut and take some precautions.
What online dating dangers have you faced? Drop us a line below in the comments section.
The above is an excerpt from Jaki Sabourin’s interview with Jasbina Ahluwalia
The entire interview transcript is at: