a computer crashes there are 2 kinds of people. Those that say
"Sure glad I backed up yesterday and those that say "Oh no,
what about all my pictures, documents and emails"
This is not a comprehensive
safety guide, merely an overview.
Your safety is your responsibility. We suggest that you study the safety
precautions offered in RSVP's website.
does not screen its members. The profile is created by the individual
member and contains whatever information they want. The information is not
verified. So it is wise to use caution.
the profile does not mean you "know" the member. It means that
you know what the member wants you to know. Nobody is going to write that
they are an overbearing brute or a money grabbing phony.
slow, stay in control of when and where you meet. Jealously guard the
amount and type of personal information you give. Even if you have been
emailing for a month the first date is still a first date. You don't
really know anything about the person you are meeting.
recommended that you obtain a free email address from Hotmail,
G-mail, Yahoo or one of the other providers of free email addresses.
Use this email address for your RSVP correspondence.
sure that your profile does not give hints to your full name, address or
saying things that are too specific, such as, "Most Sunday afternoons
would find me on Stradbroke Island's Main Beach. You don't want anyone to
be able to surprise you by showing up at your regular haunts.
sure that photos don't show your house, car, address or a venue that would
help someone to track you down.
RSVP's website contains information on Online Dating Safety. They cover such topics as:
Guard Your Anonymity
Keep your Personal Details
Meet when you are ready
Talk on the phone (mobile
Choose a Safe Place for
Take a Friend Along
Don't Accept Lifts
Trust Your Instincts
Don't Get Financially
How to Help Prevent Being
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