Dating sites for cats
I know some of this seems a little over the top but I’d bet my bottom dollar that, although most people using the sites are “normal” people just like you or I, a small percentage are proper dodgy, quite seriously odd individuals.
The vast majority of messages I ever received were mostly harmless.
When I’m asked about my experiences of online dating, one thing people seem to focus on is the whole safety aspect.
I have to say that other than the first date I ever went on that came about through internet dating, I’ve honestly never worried about it. We all have one, but some of us are more tuned into it than others.
And there are also those more cavalier folks who just dart straight into the road without a care in the world and still manage to get to the other side unscathed. treat it as you would anything else new but don’t just assume it’s fraught with peril and that every other person is some kind of cretinous weirdo.
I’d be embarrassed about people knowing – Well I’m of the opinion, who cares if people know? Namely having had no luck to speak of by any other means.
Some of them were plain lovely, some were suggestive in various extremes, a few were abusive and there were a small selection that were genuinely worrying and it’s those few weirdos you’re trying to protect yourself against.
Having tried Internet dating several years ago and again more recently it seems to be a topic that I often get asked about by people I know.
Most folks can get their hands on an old mobile from somewhere or purchase a cheap one.
I have also asked that friend if they would text me at some point early on so that if I needed a get-out clause I could feign some family emergency.
If things are going well you don’t have to answer it (which is terribly rude anyway) and just pop to the loo when it’s convenient to reply and say you’re fine.
The spare phone is something I never did but I’ve read about other people doing it and I think it’s a good idea.
If you use Facebook, remember that as soon as you tell someone your name, they can attempt to find your Facebook profile so check the privacy settings on your account.
Personally speaking, there are a number of things I have done or I feel it’s important to bear in mind/look out for that have served to keep me safe…. That odd feeling you get that something is not quite right. When you meet someone for the first time and they get your hackles up for no apparent reason, only to say to yourself later on, “I knew there was something funny about them I didn’t like but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it”.