Virgin Islands Safe Dating, Personals and Matchmaking
Virgin Islands Safe Dating
Safe Dating: 10 safety tips for your next date
True.comís 7-day FREE trial offers a fun and secure environment to meet other
quality singles. Itís also a great place to build loving and trusting
friendships that can lead to lasting, offline relationships. Whether you
decide to correspond online or meet members offline, please use sound
judgment and be responsible for your conduct. In both the virtual and real
worlds, common sense is your best safety tool.
is the only online dating service that runs a criminal background check
before accepting members. They also screen out those who are
- Start slow
Watch out for someone who seems too good to
be true. Begin by communicating solely via
True.com Messenger or email,
then look for odd behavior or inconsistencies. The person at the other
end may not be who or what he or she says. Trust your instincts. If
anything makes you uncomfortable, walk away for your own safety and
anonymity All correspondence between
True.com members takes place
through our double-blind system, ensuring your true identity is
protected until you decide to reveal it. Never include your last name,
email address, home address, phone number, place of work or any other
identifying information in your
free profile or initial messages. When corresponding with another
True.com member, turn off your
email signature file. Stop communicating with anyone who pressures you
for personal information or attempts in any way to trick you into
- Exercise caution
and common sense Careful, thoughtful
decisions generally yield better dating results. Guard against trusting
the untrustworthy; suitors must earn your trust gradually, through
consistently honorable, forthright behavior. Take all the time you need
to test for a trustworthy person and pay careful attention along the
way. If you suspect someone is lying, he or she probably is, so act
accordingly. Be responsible about romance, and donít fall in love at the
click of a mouse. Donít become prematurely intimate with someone, even
if that intimacy only occurs online. If you mutually decide to cross the
point of no return, be smart and protect yourself. The U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention provide some of the most
available about sexually transmitted diseases and preserving your
- Request a photo
A photo will give you a good idea of the
person's appearance, which may prove helpful in achieving a gut feeling.
In fact, itís best to view several images of someone in various
settings: casual, formal, indoor and outdoors. If all you hear are
excuses about why you can't see a photo, consider that he or she has
something to hide.
- Chat on the phone
A phone call can reveal much about a
personís communication and social skills. Consider your security and do
not reveal your personal phone number to a stranger. Try a cell phone
number instead or use local telephone blocking techniques to prevent
your phone number from appearing in Caller ID. Only furnish your phone
number when you feel completely comfortable.
- Meet when YOU are
ready The beauty of meeting and
relating online is that you can collect information gradually, later
choosing whether to pursue the relationship in the offline world. You
never are obligated to meet anyone, regardless of your level of online
intimacy. And even if you decide to arrange a meeting, you always have
the right to change your mind. Itís possible that your decision to keep
the relationship at the anonymous level is based on a hunch that you
canít logically explain. Trust yourself. Go with your instincts.
- Watch for red flags
Pay attention to displays of anger, intense
frustration or attempts to pressure or control you. Acting in a
passive-aggressive manner, making demeaning or disrespectful comments or
any physically inappropriate behavior are all red flags. You should be
concerned if your date exhibits any of the following behavior without
providing an acceptable explanation:
- Provides inconsistent information about age, interests,
appearance, marital status, profession, employment, etc.
- Refuses to speak to you on the phone after establishing ongoing,
- Fails to provide direct answers to direct questions.
- Appears significantly different in person from his or her online
- Never introduces you to friends, professional associates or family
- Meet in a safe
place When you choose to meet offline,
always tell a friend where you are going and when you will return. Leave
your dateís name and telephone number with your friend. Never arrange
for your date to pick you up at home. Provide your own transportation,
meet in a public place at a time with many people around, and when the
date is over, leave on your own as well. A familiar restaurant or coffee
shop, at a time when a lot of other people will be present, is often a
fine choice. If you decide to move to another location, take your own
car. When the timing is appropriate, thank your date for getting
together and say goodbye.
- Take extra caution
outside your area If you are flying in
from another city, arrange for your own car and hotel room. Do not
disclose the name of your hotel and never allow your date to make the
arrangements for you. Rent a car at the airport and drive directly to
your hotel. Call your date from the hotel or meet at the location you
have already agreed to. If the location seems inappropriate or unsafe,
go back to your hotel. Try to contact your date at that location or
leave a message on a home machine. Always make sure a friend or family
member knows your plans and has your contact information. And if
possible, carry a cell phone at all times.
- Get yourself out of
a jam Never do anything you feel unsure
about. If you are in any way afraid of your date, use your best judgment
to diffuse the situation and get out of there. Excuse yourself long
enough to call a friend for advice, ask someone else on the scene for
help or slip out the back door and drive away. If you feel you are in
danger, call the police; itís always better to be safe than sorry. Never
worry or feel embarrassed about your behavior; your safety is much more
important than one personís opinion of you.
While liars, cheaters and imposters certainly ply their craft on the
Web, youíll also find them in nightclubs and offline dating services,
cocktail parties or even sitting across from you at your local cafť.
Regardless of where you meet someone, dating is never a risk-free
activity, but a little caution will reduce your risk in matters of the
Now it's time for safety-conscious you to use a
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1. Research online dating sites. Keep in mind that online dating sites
that you have never heard of before will have a minimal database and won't
be worth your time and money. Try the big online dating sites with name
Match.com Try it free for 3 days!
2. Establish a budget. Decide how much money you want to devote to online
dating, and set a budget. Some sites charge one-time membership fees, others
automatically charge recurring monthly fees to your credit card. Most online
dating sites charge between $20-$30 a month. Some with extensive
psychological profiles and matching like E-harmony charge $49.95 a
month......but watch for their specials where they will sometimes do 2 or 3
months for the price of 1. Match.com will offer a 37 day FREE TRIAL on
3. Seek recommendations. Talk to trusted friends, colleagues, and family to
see if anyone they know has had a positive experience with a particular
online dating website.
4. Consider specialized online dating sites. Determine if you have any special interests or
unique situations that might require a more specialized online dating
website. Some online dating sites cater to customized audiences including
political affiliations, sexual preferences, race, religion, etc.
5. Determine pros and cons. Narrow down the list of potential online sites
to your top three and compare them to determine pros and cons of each. Pay
particular attention to monthly/yearly cost, free versus fee services, and
number of website members.
What are some other ways to meet Singles
in Virgin Islands? Go to as many singles events as you can. Variety
is the key. Don't focus on any one type of group.
First: Meet young single professionals
at fundraisers, singles charity and civic organizations.
Second: Join sports leagues, singles
hiking, biking, outdoors, or adventures clubs.
Third: Join a church or religious
group for Jewish, Catholic, or Singles. Also check out singles cruises and
Newly divorced or single parent? Get
help at a singles support or divorce recovery group.
What about online dating? Check out
the information on Singlesonthego.com to learn how to place personal ads to
meet single men and women online. You'll also find great dating advice for
online personals and meeting singles by using various dating services,
dating agencies, matchmakers, introductions services. Go ahead, you can do
it!.....check out the singles scene in your area to find a new relationship
today! Check out the list of online dating services above categorized by
general, foreign/ethnic, religious, alternative, senior and single parents.