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Readers Respond: When Dating Online, How Do You Make Safety Your Number One Priority?

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Dating online can be a fun experience, but it's also important to exercise caution. So how do you balance fun and safety? Take a moment to share your best tips for staying safe while dating online.

I Take No Chances

My kids are the most important thing in my life! But let me tell you, it does get lonely sometimes as a single parent. So a few times I've gone onto various online dating sites just to meet new people. For the most part, it's been a good experience, but I've also been very cautious. So my online dating advice is simple: Don't take any chances, ever. I never give out my address or home phone number, and I only use the email address provided by the company. When I'm ready to meet someone, I meet them out at a safe location. I never let them come to the house! So far, I haven't even gotten to the point where I've dated anyone long enough to even consider giving them my real, actual contact information. And until that happens, I'm determined to keep my online dating life separate from my real life. With kids, you just can't take any chances.
—Guest Charla

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