You are helping them and doing other users a favour. Agree on what you both want from it before you meet up. If you feel ready to move to a private environment, make sure your expectations match your date’s. Don’t be offended if your date is more guarded when meeting in person. Police and charities are here to help and support you.
Play it safe when you meet face-to-face Be smart and stay safe. Don’t feel pressured to meet before you’re ready or for any longer than you’re comfortable with – a short first date is fine. Contact Rape Crisis or The Survivors Trust, or for more information and advice, including other charities and support groups, visit: Avoiding Scammers Sadly, people aren't always what they seem.
And a person can become a problem without having a record.
Therefore, don't get a false sense of security because you're on a dating site; do your own research to learn more about someone and make informed decisions before you decide to meet.
Stop all contact immediately and report the matter to the dating site.
Report Unacceptable or Suspicious Behaviour - Nobody should have to put up with offensive, insulting and threatening behaviour online any more than they should or would if talking to someone in a bar or café. Don’t feel bad about cutting a date short if you’re not keen.
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Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.Be Responsible and do your own Research - There is a limit to an online dating provider’s ability to check the backgrounds of users and verify the information they provide.They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.It is impossible to get back information once you have given it away.Check to see if the person you're interested in is on other social networking sites like Facebook, do a web search to see if there are other records of the person online, and if possible use google image search to check the profile photos.