Remember sexually explicit, provocative or controversial user names could attract the wrong kind of attention.
When getting to know people, take your time and trust your instincts.
When you are having a conversation online think whether you would be saying and sharing the same things if you were meeting the other person face-to-face.
Services give you the time and a level of anonymity.
Use it to get to know people at a pace you feel comfortable with.
It is totally sensible to be cautious about how much information you share at first and even over time.
Always take a common sense approach when talking to someone new.
Dating sites often offer mail and chat services so you can get to know people in a safe and controlled environment.
Make the most of their platforms and the added security it gives you.
Dating is a journey which can be an enjoyable and fun experience.