The Dearest Christian dating online dating guidelines below have been
put together to help you avoid uncomfortable situations and other problems.
Please read carefully:
guideline 1: Remain annonymous.
Don't give out any of your personal information, including your email
address, ICQ, postal. You should use our online email first. Get a good
idea of what kind of person you are conversing with before you reveal
anything of your personal information. You should never give out your
last name, home address, phone number, work information, or any other
identifying information anywhere in the system. Ask a lot of questions
and please take your time.
guideline 2: Take your time
If your are planning to meet that person, you should consider using a
pay phone first. This will prevent your mobile number from being revealed.
A phone call will tell you many things about that person. Keep your number
anonymous if possible, and use the conversation to find out more about
the person to make sure you want to meet. Also call a coworker, a friend,
or a family member. Safety is number one. The more people you are with,
the safer you will be. Only share your phone number when you feel absolutely
sure. If you are being pressured to meet, take your time.
guideline 3: Don't rush to meet
Many times our excitement about a person makes us impatient.........patience
is a fruit of the Holy Spirit! One of the things about meeting somebody
online is that you can gain so much information about a person before
you feel you need to meet. You have NO obligation to meet anyone, so take
guideline 4: Check these warning signs.
Inconsistent information, avoiding questions, does not match profile provided,
behavior such as anger, physically inappropriate comments, intense frustration
or attempts at pressuring or controlling you are warning signs. Stay away
from people like this, just ignore them - even if they call themselves
Meeting the first time, never go alone. Take a friend, always! Choose
the safest possible environment. Also, tell someone where you are going
and when you will be back. Give your dates name and telephone number or
any other information to that person. Go somewhere that is familiar to
you. Be brief in your meeting.
guideline 5: Use your own transportation
When your meeting someone, you should use your own transportation - always.
Don't allow your date to make the arrangements. If the location where
you are meeting seems unsafe, awkward, or inappropriate - go back to your
hotel. Make sure a friend or family member knows your plans and has your
contact information. Always take a cell phone with you.
guideline 6: How to get out of a fix.
Just leave. Its always better to be safe than sorry. Your safety is obviously
more important than worrying about embarrassment, your behavior, or what
another person may think of you.
guideline 7: Pray.
Alway pray and be sensitive to His guidance and leading.