Dont Pick Up A Stalker Online

By , December 29, 2014 10:57 pm

It’s not clear what the cause is, but it seems that more and more people are being stalked these days than ever before. Now, that may just be due to the fact that these days there are more ways to stalk someone than there used to be. This is particularly true with the advent of the internet. It’s almost impossible to hide completely since nearly everyone can be located just by knowing the right key words to plug into any search engine. For most people, you can even find their phone number and address. That’s very scary when you actually think about it.
People are also getting more computer savvy all the time. New hackers tend to pop up on a fairly regular basis. Not all of them are good hackers, but they tend to know just enough to find the information that they want about someone that makes it all that much easier to track them. That means that even if you don’t freely give out your name, address and phone number, that you can still be “found” and stalked.
There are many ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of stalking even if you’ve been indulging in a bit of online dating. Well, at least in participating on dating websites. A reputable website has built in safeguards to protect their members as much as possible. You don’t have to put any of your truly personal information for public viewing, but, of course, what you decide to tell potential dates is going to be your responsibility. So you’re going to want to be very cautious.
Keep in mind that people can be anything they want online. Just because they tell you that they’re this great person with a wonderful job and all of the things they want to do in life no matter who they may be. Some people will tell you whatever they think you want to hear. So be very careful about how you proceed.
If you decide that you’re interested in another member on the dating site you’re on, start slowly. Exchange a few emails, or several emails, so that you can be sure that you want to take this to another level. You’ll probably want to talk on the phone and if you do that, insist on getting his number and calling him. Then, block your number so he can’t see it. You can also choose to chat via a webcam. As long as your background is pretty generic, this should be pretty safe.
Never give out your personal information until you get to know someone pretty well. If you decide to go on a date with someone, make arrangements to meet in a public place. You may even decide to take along a friend so that he’ll know at least one other person knows who he is and what he looks like in case he turns out to be weird. Don’t put yourself in a compromising position in that you go back to his place or you bring him back to yours. That’s not something that needs to happen in the very beginning.
Even though there are no 100 percent guarantees, if you follow a bit of common sense, you should be relatively safe from picking up a stalker.

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