Before the advent of Internet dating, we used to head to various places to socialize and meet people — bars, pubs, clubs, parties, weddings, places of worship, and even the library.
When meeting clients you connect with online for the first time, you need to take a range of precautions to ensure you stay safe.
It’s pretty much impossible to tell whether or not the person you’re talking to is telling the truth about their age, looks and intentions.
Before you go to meet a new client, or have them come to you, tell someone you trust where you’re going, when you expect to be back and as much as you know about the person you’re meeting.
Then, in December of 2015, I decided I would take a break from online dating—and that unlike my previous "breaks," this one would last for more than a few weeks.
It's actually ended up lasting a year because after seven months, I met someone—and it was IRL.